$103M bond issue would build roads

  • The intersection of Ane Keohokalole Highway and Hina Lani St is seen on Wednesday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • The intersection of Waikoloa Rd. and Paniolo Ave. will be getting a $5.5 million upgrade, thanks to action taken by the County Council in January. It’s one of the projects on a bond list to be considered by the council Finance Committee Tuesday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • The intersection of Ane Keohokalole Highway and Hina Lani Street is seen on Wednesday.

  • The intersection of Ane Keohokalole Highway and Hina Lani Street is seen on Wednesday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • The intersection of Ane Keohokalole Highway and Hina Lani St is seen on Wednesday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • The intersection of Ane Keohokalole Highway and Hina Lani Street is seen on Wednesday. (Photos by Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

A move to leverage the county general excise tax by floating bonds to expedite road projects could mean the payments stretch out past the 2030 expiration of the GET.