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April 4, 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

 

The westbound lanes of Farrington Highway between the Kunia Road overpass and Leokane Street will be closed overnight from Monday, April 7 to April 11 between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. for utility relocation work. The contractor will also temporarily close lanes at the intersection of Farrington Highway and Leoku and Leokane streets during those hours.

 

The westbound lanes of Farrington Highway between Leokane Street and Pupukahi Street will be closed overnight from Monday, April 7 to Friday, April 11 between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. for utility relocation work. Westbound drivers will be diverted to a temporary lane.

 

The inside lanes of Farrington Highway near Aniani Place fronting Waipahu Intermediate School will be closed overnight from Monday, April 7 to Friday, April 11 between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. for storm drain and gas line relocation work. There will also be intermittent closures at the intersection of Aniani Place and Farrington Highway during those hours.

 

One eastbound lane of Farrington Highway near Waipahu High School will be closed on Wednesday, April 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for lane restriping work.

 

PEARL CITY

 

Various sections of the outside lanes along Kamehameha Highway in both directions in Pearl City and Aiea will be closed from Monday, April 7 to Friday, April 11 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 7 to Friday, April 11 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 intersection of Kamehameha Highway and Acacia Road will be closed
    overnight on Monday, April 7 and Tuesday, April 8 beginning at 9 p.m.
  • The intersection of Kamehameha Highway and Waimano Home Road will be closed overnight on Wednesday, April 9 and Thursday, April 10 beginning at 9 p.m.

 

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 7 to Friday, April 11 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

 

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, seven days a week 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 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 6 and Thursday, April 10 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

 

Road closures will take place this weekend in downtown Honolulu on Saturday,

April 5 and Sunday, April 6 between 7 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. for trench work:

  • Punchbowl Street will be closed between Pohukaina Street and Ala Moana Boulevard. Drivers heading south on Punchbowl Street are asked to use either Halekauwila or Pohukaina streets as detours.
  • Halekauwila Street will be closed between Punchbowl Street and South Street. Drivers heading east on Halekauwila Street are asked to use Pohukaina Street as a detour.
  • Left eastbound shoulder of Halekauwila Street between Richards Street and Punchbowl Street will be closed.

 

Overnight lane closures will take place in downtown Honolulu from Sunday, April 6 to Thursday, April 10 between 8:30 p.m. and 4 a.m. for soil testing:

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

 

Overnight lanes closures will take place in Kakaako from Sunday, April 6 to Thursday, April 10 between 7:30 p.m. and 5 a.m. for soil testing:

  • Right lane of Halekauwila Street in both eastbound and westbound directions between Richards Street and Cooke Street
  • Right lane of Kona Street in the eastbound direction between Pensacola Street and Piikoi Street
  • Right lane of Piikoi Street in the northbound direction near Kona 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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