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April 11, 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 is closed in both directions through April for utility relocation and column work for the elevated rail guideway. The 24/7 road closure allows work crews to safely relocate major utility lines along a narrow two-lane stretch of Farrington Highway, just west of the Kahi Mohala Behavioral Center. Drivers traveling between East Kapolei and the Ewa/Waipahu region 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.

 

WAIPAHU

 

Crews will not work along Farrington Highway in Waipahu on Friday, April 18 in observance of the Good Friday holiday.

 

One lane of Farrington Highway in both directions between the Kunia Road overpass and Pupukahi Street will be closed overnight from Monday, April 14 to Thursday, April 17 between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning for utility relocation work. The contractor will also temporarily close lanes at the intersections of Farrington Highway and Leoku and Leokane streets during those hours.

 

The inside lanes of Farrington Highway near Aniani Place fronting Waipahu Intermediate School will be closed overnight from Monday, April 14 to Thursday, April 17 between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning for storm drain and gas line relocation work. There will also be intermittent closures at the intersections of Aniani Place and Farrington Highway during those hours.

 

Overnight lane closures will take place along Farrington Highway between Paiwa Street and Kahualii Street near Waipahu High School at the following dates and times:

  • The inside lanes of Farrington Highway will be closed from Monday, April 14 to Thursday, April 17 between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. for utility relocation work. Left turns from Farrington Highway onto Kahualii Street will be restricted during those hours.
  • One eastbound lane of Farrington Highway near Waipahu High School will be closed from Monday, April 14 to Thursday, April 17 between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. Drivers will be diverted to a temporary lane during the lane closure.

 

PEARL CITY

 

Crews will not work along Kamehameha Highway in Pearl City on Friday, April 18 in observance of the Good Friday holiday.

 

Various sections of the outside lanes along Kamehameha Highway in both directions in Pearl City and Aiea will be closed from Monday, April 14 to Thursday, April 17 between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. as part of utility pole installation work.

 

Overnight lane closures will take place along Kamehameha Highway between Kuala Street and Waimano Home Road from Monday, April 14 to Thursday, April 17 between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. for utility relocation work:

  • Two westbound lanes and one eastbound lane of Kamehameha Highway will be closed during those hours.
  • The intersections of Kamehameha Highway at Waimano Home Road and Acacia Road will be closed overnight on those days beginning at 8 p.m.

 

The right westbound lane of Kamehameha Highway between Acacia Road and Kuala Street will be closed from Monday, April 14 to Thursday, April 17 between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Please note that the same westbound lane will be closed 24 hours a day starting Monday, April 28 for one week until May 5.

 

Overnight lane closures will take place along Kamehameha Highway between Kuleana Road and Puu Poni Street near the HECO-Waiau power plant from Monday, April 14 to Thursday, April 17 between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. for utility relocation work:

  • Two westbound lanes of Kamehameha Highway will be closed during these hours. Westbound traffic will be diverted to a temporary lane along Kamehameha Highway from 8 p.m. until 5:30 a.m. the following morning.
  • Eastbound and westbound left turns from Kamehameha Highway at the intersection of Kuleana Road, along with U-turns, will also be restricted 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

 

AIEA/ALOHA STADIUM

 

Crews will not work along Kamehameha Highway in Aiea on Friday, April 18 in observance of the Good Friday holiday.

 

Lane closures will take place along Kamehameha Highway between Hekaha and Kanuku streets near Best Buy:

  • The left eastbound lane of Kamehameha Highway between Hekaha and Kanuku streets will be closed 24 hours a day until the end of April.

 

Lane closures will take place along Kamehameha Highway between Lipoa Place and Pali Momi Street near Pearl Kai Shopping Center:

  • The left eastbound lane of Kamehameha Highway between Lipoa Place and Pali Momi Street will be closed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • One westbound lane of Kamehameha Highway in the same vicinity will also be closed weekdays except Friday, April 18 between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m.

 

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 and cameras.

 

KALIHI/IWILEI

 

Overnight lane closures will take place at the following locations in Kalihi between Sunday, April 13 and Thursday, April 17 between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. for soil testing:

  • Left lanes of Dillingham Boulevard in both eastbound and westbound directions from Laumaka Street to Kaaahi Street.
  • Left lanes of Dillingham Boulevard in both the eastbound and westbound directions between Kalihi Street and Kokea Street (near Iwilei Costco).

 

DOWNTOWN/KAKAAKO

 

Overnight lane closures will take place in downtown Honolulu from Sunday, April 13 to Thursday, April 17 between 8:30 p.m. and 4 a.m. for soil testing:

  • Left lanes of Nimitz Highway in both eastbound and westbound directions between River Street and Punchbowl Street

 

Overnight lane closures will take place in Kakaako along Halekauwila Street from Sunday, April 13 to Thursday, April 17 between 7:30 p.m. and 5 a.m. for soil testing:

  • Right lane of Halekauwila Street in both eastbound and westbound directions from Richards Street to 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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