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July 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.

 

EWA

 

Farrington Highway between Kualakai Parkway (North-South Road) and Old Fort Weaver Road will be closed overnight from Monday, July 28 to Friday, August 1 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. That nightly detour will run until the end of August.

 

Left turns from Farrington Highway in Ewa onto Fort Weaver Road heading northbound will be restricted 24/7 through the end of August 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. The inside lanes of Farrington Highway and a portion of the Leoku Street intersection will also be closed during those same times.

 

H-1 FREEWAY WAIAWA INTERCHANGE

 

Two southbound lanes of the H-2 Freeway near the Waiawa Interchange (H-1/H-2 merge) will be closed overnight from Sunday, July 27 to Thursday, July 31 between 8:30 p.m. and 4 a.m. the following morning for utility work.


WAIPAHU

 

One eastbound lane of Farrington Highway between Leokane Street and Pupukahi Street will be closed overnight from Tuesday, July 29 to Friday, August 1 between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. for utility work. The outside lanes of Farrington Highway in both directions in the same area will also be closed on Thursday, July 31 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 

The outside lanes of Farrington Highway between Pupupuhi Street and Aniani Place will be closed on Wednesday, July 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 

The westbound lanes of Farrington Highway between Aniani Place and Waipahu Depot Road will be closed overnight from Monday, July 28 to Friday, August 1 between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. for utility work.

The inside lanes of Farrington Highway between Waipahu Depot Road and Mokuola Street will be closed overnight from Monday, July 28 to Friday, August 1 between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. for construction preparation work.

 

The outside lanes of Farrington Highway near Waipahu High School will be closed overnight from Monday, July 28 to Friday, August 1 between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. for construction preparation work.

  • One eastbound lane of Farrington Highway in the area will be closed on weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The westbound left-turn lane pockets at the Paiwa Street and Waipio Point Access Road intersections will also be shortened 24/7 during the ongoing construction.

 

PEARL CITY

 

Two westbound lanes and two eastbound lanes along Kamehameha Highway will be closed overnight between Waiawa Road (near Leeward Community College) and Waimano Home Road from Monday, July 28 to Friday, August 1 between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. for utility relocation/excavation work:

  • The intersection of Acacia Road will be closed after 9 p.m. on weeknights
  • The outside eastbound lane of Kamehameha Highway between Acacia Road and Waimano Home Road will be closed weekdays 24/7 for roadway widening work. An additional eastbound lane will be closed weekdays between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m.

 

Two westbound lanes and one eastbound lane of Kamehameha Highway will be closed overnight between Puu Poni Street and Kuleana Road from Monday, July 28 to Friday, August 1 between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m.

  • The inner eastbound lane of Kamehameha Highway in the same area, including the left-turn lane at Kuleana Road, will be closed 24/7 for several weeks for utility work. One westbound lane will also be closed on weekdays between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

 

AIEA/ALOHA STADIUM

 

Two westbound and eastbound lanes of Kamehameha Highway between Kuleana Road and Hekaha Street will be closed overnight Monday, July 28 to Friday, August 1 between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. for utility relocation work.

 

Eastbound lanes of Kamehameha Highway between Pali Momi Street and Honomanu Street will be closed overnight Monday, July 28 to Friday, August 1 between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. for utility relocation work. Eastbound traffic during night work may be directed to temporary lane on westbound side of highway.

  • The left eastbound lane of Kamehameha Highway between Lipoa Place and Pali Momi Street will also 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 same vicinity will also be closed from Monday, July 28 to Friday, August 1 between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. and between 7:30 p.m. and 5:30 a.m.

 

AIRPORT/PEARL HARBOR

 

Overnight lane closures will take place at the Honolulu International Airport from Sunday, July 27 to Thursday, July 31 between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. the following morning for soil testing:

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

 

KALIHI

 

Intermittent lane closures will take place at the following locations from Sunday, July 27 to Thursday, July 31 between 8:30 p.m. and 4 a.m. for soil testing:

  • Various lanes of Dillingham Boulevard in both the eastbound and westbound directions between Middle Street and Alakawa Street

 

DOWNTOWN/KAKAAKO

 

Daytime lane closures will take place in Kakaako at the following location from Monday, July 28 to Friday, August 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for soil testing:

  • Halekauwila Street between Middle Street and Keawe Street

 

Queen Street between Cummins Street and Kamakee Street will be closed from Tuesday, July 29 to Thursday, July 31 between 10 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. for soil testing.

 

Overnight lane closures will take place in Kakaako at the following location from Sunday, July 27 to Thursday, July 31 between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. for soil testing:

  • Right westbound lane of Kona Street between Keeaumoku Street and Kona Iki 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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