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January 24, 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 until 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.

 

The inside east- and westbound lanes of Farrington Highway near the Kunia Road overpass will be closed from Sunday, January 26 to Thursday, January 30 between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. for utility relocation work.

 

The westbound left-turn lane of Farrington Highway onto the Fort Weaver Road southbound ramp will be closed overnight from Sunday, January 26 to Thursday, January 30 between 7 p.m. and 3 p.m. the following afternoon. Special duty police officers will direct motorists along a short detour to Fort Weaver Road.

 

WAIPAHU

 

One eastbound lane of Farrington Highway fronting Waipahu High School near Kahualii Street will be closed overnight from Sunday, January 26 to Thursday, January 30 between 7:30 p.m. and 5:30 a.m.

 

PEARL CITY

 

Overnight lane closures will take place along Kamehameha Highway between Waimano Home Road and Kuala Street from Monday, January 27 to Friday, January 31 between 7:30 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. for utility relocation work:

  • Two westbound lanes and one eastbound lane of Kamehameha Highway, including the left-turn lane into Home Depot, will be closed during those hours.

 

Overnight lane closures will take place along Kamehameha Highway between Kuleana Road and Puu Poni Street near the HECO-Waiau power plant from Monday, January 27 to Friday, January 31 between 7:30 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. for utility relocation work:

  • One westbound lane of Kamehameha Highway will be open during the work. Westbound traffic will be diverted to a temporary lane along Kamehameha Highway during the closure.
  • Westbound left turns from Kamehameha Highway into the HECO Waiau power plant, along with U-turns, will also be restricted 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

 

AIEA

 

Lane closures will take place at the following locations near Aloha Stadium for drill shaft test work:

  • The inside lane of the H-1/Moanalua Freeway on-ramp along Kamehameha Highway from Monday, January 27 to Friday, January 31 between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., and between 7:30 p.m. and 5:30 a.m.
  • The Moanalua Freeway on-ramp will also be closed overnight from Monday, January 27 to Friday, January 31 between 10 p.m. and 5:30 a.m.

 

Lane closures will take place along Kamehameha Highway between Hekaha and Kanuku streets near Best Buy for drill shaft test work:

  • The inside eastbound lane of Kamehameha Highway between Hekaha and Kanuku streets and the eastbound left-turn lane at the intersection of Kamehameha Highway and Kanuku Street will be closed 24 hours a day, seven days a week until mid-March:
  • Two westbound lanes and an additional eastbound lane of Kamehameha Highway in the same vicinity will be closed overnight from Monday, January 27 to Friday, January 31 between 7:30 p.m. and 5:30 a.m.
  • One westbound lane of Kamehameha Highway in the same area will also be closed during the day from Monday, January 27 to Friday, January 31 between 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

KALIHI

 

Lane closures will take place at the following locations from Monday, January 27 to Friday, January 31 between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. for soil testing:

  • Left lanes of Kamehameha Highway in both the eastbound and westbound directions between Middle Street and Mokauea Street
  • Right eastbound lanes of Kaaahi Street between Dillingham Boulevard and Kaaahi Place

 

KAKA'AKO

Lane closures will take place at the following locations from Monday, January 27 to Friday, January 31 between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. for soil testing:

  • Shoulder/parking lanes on both sides of Halekauwila Street between Richards Street and South Street
  • Right westbound shoulder/parking lane of Halekauwila Street between Coral Street and South 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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