Congestion was beginning to be a problem in Kaneohe on the Island of Oahu, with traffic ceasing to flow during daily rush hours. Residents were unhappy with how long it took them to get to and from their typical destinations, and widening the highway was not a possibility at that time due to a lack of funding. In order to ease traffic quickly and within budget, HDOT resurfaced the highway to include contraflow lanes, which allow the department greater flexibility in directing traffic each day. The $4 million project restriped the pavement so that commuters have an extra lane during the heaviest traffic. Now, commuters are experiencing shorter drive times and less stress on their way to their destinations.