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April 25, 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.
Farrington Highway between Kualakai Parkway (North-South Road) and Old Fort Weaver Road is closed in both directions until Wednesday, April 30 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.
H-1 WAIAWA INTERCHANGE
Crews will be working next week within the H-1 Freeway median at the Waiawa Interchange (H-1/H-2 merge near Leeward Community College) from Sunday, April 27 to Thursday, May 1 between 8 p.m. and 4 a.m. the following morning as part of preparation work for rail construction in the area later this year. One left eastbound lane of the H-1 Freeway in that vicinity may be closed overnight during those work days and hours.
One lane of Farrington Highway in both directions between the Kunia Road overpass and Pupukahi Street will be closed overnight from Monday, April 28 to Friday, May 2 between 8 p.m. and 5:30 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 westbound lanes of Farrington Highway near Kahualii Street fronting Waipahu High School will be closed overnight from Monday, April 28 to Friday, May 2 between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. the following morning for utility relocation work. Drivers will be diverted to a temporary lane during the lane closures. The eastbound lane of Farrington Highway near Awanui Street fronting the high school will also be closed overnight on Monday, April 28 between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m.
The right westbound lane of Kamehameha Highway near the intersection of Acacia Road fronting the Pearl Highlands Center will be closed 24 hours a day for one week from Monday, April 28 to Monday, May 5 for roadway widening and bus pad concrete work. For safety reasons, U-turns from the eastbound direction of Kamehameha Highway at that intersection will be restricted during the weeklong lane closure.
Various sections of the outside lanes along Kamehameha Highway in both directions in Pearl City and Aiea will be closed from Monday, April 28 to Friday, May 2 between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. (westbound lane closures begin at 10 p.m.) as part of utility pole installation work.
Overnight lane closures will take place along Kamehameha Highway between Waimano Home Road and Kuala Street from Monday, April 28 to Friday, May 2 between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. for utility relocation work:
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 28 to Friday, May 2 between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. for utility relocation work:
Lane closures will take place along Kamehameha Highway between Hekaha and Kanuku streets near Best Buy:
Lane closures will take place along Kamehameha Highway between Lipoa Place and Pali Momi Street near Pearl Kai Shopping Center:
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.
Lane closures will take place this weekend in Kakaako on Saturday, April 26 between 7 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. for soil testing:
Daytime weekday lane closures will take place in Kakaako from Monday, April 28 to Friday, May 2 between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. for soil testing:
Overnight lane closures will take place in downtown Honolulu from Sunday, April 27 to Thursday, May 1 between 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. for soil testing:
Overnight lane closures will take place in Kakaako from Sunday, April 27 to Thursday, May 1 between 8:30 p.m. and 4 a.m. for soil testing:
For updates on work days and times, visit the project website at www.honolulutransit.org or contact our hotline at 566-2299.
Media Contact: Scott Ishikawa. (808) 768-6172. cell: (808) 227-2350.