HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Want to learn more about how the Honolulu rail project will affect the urban core?
Here's your chance: Rail project officials will hold a public meeting Tuesday night to discuss the impact of rail construction on a four-mile stretch, from Middle Street to Ala Moana Center.
The meeting will kick off at 5:30 p.m. at the Mission Memorial Auditorium.
Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell said the meeting is aimed at allowing the public to interact with officials in a venue with "ample audience seating."The meeting will also be televised live on Olelo.
The most immediate concern is disruptions along Dillingham Boulevard.
Surrounding roadways such as Nimitz Highway and the H-1 Freeway will likely bear the brunt of traffic congestion from lane closures, rail critics say.
Traffic woes aren't the only public concern for the $6.9 billion project. Ongoing financial predictions of increasing costs and shortfalls continue to plague Hawaii's largest capital improvement project.