Aloha e Friends,

I hope you and your family are doing well. Our very own Ho'okele Elementary at the corner of Ft. Barrette and Kapolei Parkway will open on July 29th, as the fall 2015 school year begins.

The school will have grades preK-5 and will start off with about 500 students, with a capacity enrollment of 750 students. This is great news, but as I’m sure many of you have already figured out, the new school's opening will bring more traffic to the Ft. Barrette/Kapolei Parkway intersection. So, be prepared for delays.

To help alleviate the problem, the state Department of Transportation and city Department of Transportation Services recently repainted the lines on the left turning lanes in each direction on Kapolei Parkway to allow vehicles to go straight through the intersection.

Also hoping that the debilitating humid weather of late will subside soon, and our friendly trades will start up again.

And as always, please feel free to contact me at 586-6830 or email if I can help you or your family in any way. You can also follow me on Twitter @senmikegabbard, Instagram @sengabbard, or Facebook at

Me ke aloha pumehana, 

Mike Gabbard, State Senator, District 20

Chair, Water, Land, and Agriculture Committee


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