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June 13, 2014

 

Traffic Advisory: Lane closures for Honolulu rail transit project

 

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) would like to inform drivers about lane closures next week related to design and construction work for the Honolulu rail transit project. Motorists are advised that work along the 20-mile rail route from East Kapolei to Ala Moana Center will require lane closures during non-peak traffic hours.

 

For the safety of both the work crews and motorists, the public is advised to proceed with caution through these areas. Drivers should anticipate possible traffic delays or use alternate routes during work hours, and provide a safe distance between their vehicles and workers and equipment.

 

EWA

 

Farrington Highway between Kualakai Parkway (North-South Road) and Old Fort Weaver Road will be closed overnight for one month Mondays through Fridays between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. the following morning for utility relocation work. Drivers traveling between East Kapolei and the Ewa/Waipahu region during the overnight closures will still be able to use either the H-1 Freeway on the north end of Kualakai Parkway, or Kapolei Parkway on the south end.

 

Left turns from Farrington Highway in Ewa onto Fort Weaver Road heading northbound will be restricted 24/7 through July for column construction. Eastbound drivers using Farrington Highway will be asked to make a detour up Leoku Street to access Fort Weaver Road through either Leolua or Waipahu streets.

 

H-1 FREEWAY WAIAWA INTERCHANGE

 

The two left southbound lanes of the H-2 Freeway near the Waiawa Interchange (H-1/H-2 merge) will be closed overnight from Sunday, June 15 to Thursday, June 19 between 9 p.m. and 4 a.m. for column pre-construction work.

 

WAIPAHU

 

The westbound lanes of Farrington Highway near Mokuola Street will be closed overnight from Monday, June 16 to Friday, June 20 between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning for utility work.

One westbound lane of Farrington Highway will be closed between Waipahu Depot Road and Aniani Place from Monday, June 16 to Friday, June 20 between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning for utility work.

 

PEARL CITY

 

Two westbound lanes and two eastbound lanes along Kamehameha Highway will be closed between Kuala Street and Puu Poni Street from Monday, June 16 to Friday, June 20 between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. for utility relocation and excavation work:

  • Left turns at Puu Momi Street will be restricted after 8 p.m.
  • Lanes along Kamehameha Highway will also be closed during the daytime between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. between Puu Poni Street and Kuleana Road

 

Two westbound lanes and the eastbound left-turn lanes along Kamehameha Highway between Acacia Road and Waimano Home Road will be closed from Monday, June 16 to Friday, June 20 between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., and 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. for utility relocation work.

 

AIEA/ALOHA STADIUM

 

The left eastbound lane of Kamehameha Highway between Hekaha and Kanuku streets near Best Buy will be closed 24 hours a day for test shaft work.

 

The left eastbound lane of Kamehameha Highway between Lipoa Place and Pali Momi Street will be closed 24 hours a day for test shaft work.

 

The right eastbound lane of Kamehameha Highway between the Moanalua Freeway on-ramp and Salt Lake Boulevard will be closed 24 hours a day, seven days a week for roadway widening and installation of utility lines for traffic signals.

  • One westbound lane of Kamehameha Highway in the vicinity will be closed from Monday, June 16 to Friday, June 20 between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. and between 7:30 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. One lane of traffic in each direction will remain open at all times.

 

The right southbound shoulder of Aiea Access Road between Moanalua Road and Kamehameha Highway will be closed from Monday, June 16 to Friday, June 20 between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. as part of utility work.

 

AIRPORT/PEARL HARBOR

 

Overnight lane closures will take place at the Honolulu International Airport from Sunday, June 15 to Thursday, June 19 between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. for soil testing:

  • Left eastbound lane of Aolele Street between the Airport Post Office and Aopoko Place

 

KALIHI

 

Intermittent lane closures will take place in Kalihi from Monday, June 16 to Friday, June 20 between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. for soil testing:

  • Left lanes of Dillingham Boulevard in both the eastbound and westbound directions between Kalihi Street and Mokauea Street

 

DOWNTOWN/KAKAAKO

 

Overnight lane closures will take place in downtown Honolulu at the following locations from Sunday, June 15 to Thursday, June 19 between 8:30 p.m. and 4 a.m. for soil testing:

  • Left lanes of Nimitz Highway in both the eastbound and westbound direction between Sumner Street and Nuuanu Avenue
  • Right westbound lane of Nimitz Highway between Punchbowl Street and the Iwilei exit road

 

Overnight lane closures will take place at the following locations in Kaka'ako from Sunday, June 15 to Thursday, June 19 between 8:30 p.m. and 4 a.m. for soil testing:

  • Halekauwila Street in both the eastbound and westbound directions between Richards Street and South Street
  • Right westbound lane of Waimanu Street between Pensacola Street and Queen Street
  • Right westbound lane of Kona Street between Piikoi Street and Pensacola Street

 

Overnight lane closures will take place at the following location in Kaka'ako from Sunday, June 15 to Thursday, June 19 between 8:30 p.m. and 5 a.m. for soil testing:

  • Kona Street in the eastbound or westbound directions between Piikoi Street and Keeaumoku Street

 

Daytime lane closures will take place at the following location in Kaka'ako from Sunday, June 15 to Thursday, June 19 between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. for soil testing:

  • Halekauwila Street will be closed to traffic in both the eastbound and westbound directions between Coral Street and Cooke Street

 

For updates on work days and times, visit the project website at www.honolulutransit.org or contact our hotline at 566-2299.

 

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