$90M penciled in for Saddle extension

  • Passenger vehicles line up at the terminus of Daniel K. Inouye Highway to make a left turn onto Mamalahoa Highway, also known as Highway 190, to head toward Kailua-Kona on Dec. 17. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

  • The busy terminus of Daniel K. Inouye Highway at Mamalahoa Highway, also known Highway 190, is seen Dec. 17. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)
  • An American Medical Response ambulance heads southbound on Mamalahoa Highway, also known as Highway 190, as passenger vehicles prepare to turn off Daniel K. Inouye Highway at its terminus with the older highway in South Kohala on Dec. 17. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)
  • The busy terminus of Daniel K. Inouye Highway at Mamalahoa Highway, also known Highway 190, is seen Dec. 17. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — State transportation officials are targeting a new source of funding to help cover some of the cost of extending Daniel K. Inouye Highway to Queen Kaahumanu Highway.