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July 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 will be closed overnight from Monday, July 14 to Friday, July 18 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 July.

 

Left turns from Farrington Highway in Ewa onto Fort Weaver Road heading northbound will be restricted 24/7 through the end of July 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.

 

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 13 to Thursday, July 17 between 8:30 p.m. and 4 a.m. the following morning for utility work.

 

WAIPAHU

 

The eastbound lanes of Farrington Highway between Leokane Street and Pupukahi Street will be closed overnight from Monday, July 14 to Friday, July 18 between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. for utility work. The Leokane Street intersection will also be closed overnight during those hours.

 

The westbound lanes of Farrington Highway between Aniani Place and Waipahu Depot Road will be closed from Wednesday, July 16 to Friday, July 18 between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. for utility work.

 

The inside lanes of Farrington Highway between Mokuola Street and Waipahu Depot Road will be closed overnight Monday, July 14 between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. for construction preparation work.

 

The inside lanes of Farrington Highway near Kahualii Street fronting Waipahu High School will be closed from Monday, July 14 to Friday, July 18 between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. for construction preparation work. The westbound left-turn pockets from Farrington Highway onto Waipio Point Access Road and Awanui Streets will also be reduced during construction.

 

Alternating inside and outside lane closures will take place along Farrington Highway near Waipahu High School on Tuesday, July 15 between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. for construction preparation work.

 

The westbound lane of Ala Ike Street fronting Leeward Community College will be closed Monday, July 14 and Tuesday, July 15 between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. for construction preparation work.

 

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 14 to Friday, July 18 between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. for utility relocation/excavation work:

  • Left turns at Waimano Home Road and Puu Momi Street will be restricted after 8 p.m.
  • The outside eastbound lane of Kamehameha Highway in the same area will be closed weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3:30 for utility location work.

 

Two westbound lanes and one eastbound lane of Kamehameha Highway will be closed overnight between Puu Poni Street and Kuleana Road from Monday, July 14 to Friday, July 18 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. Two westbound lanes will be closed on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 

AIEA/ALOHA STADIUM

 

The following lane closures will take place on Kamehameha Highway between Hekaha and Kanuku Streets:

  • The inside eastbound lane will be closed 24 hours a day, seven days a week with restrictions of left turns.
  • The inside eastbound and westbound lanes of Kamehameha Highway will be closed Monday, July 14 to Friday, July 18 between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. for equipment removal.

 

The left eastbound lane of Kamehameha Highway between Lipoa Place and Pali Momi Street will 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 14 to Friday, July 18 between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. and between 7:30 p.m. and 5:30 a.m.

 

Aiea Access Road between the Moanalua Freeway on-ramp and Kamehameha Highway near Aloha Stadium will be closed overnight from Monday, July 14 to Friday, July 18 between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. the following morning. Southbound traffic will be detoured onto Moanalua Freeway during the road closure.

 

AIRPORT/PEARL HARBOR

 

Overnight lane closures will take place at the Honolulu International Airport from Sunday, July 13 to Thursday, July 17 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

 

Overnight lane closures will take place at the following location in Kalihi from Monday, July 14 to Friday, July 18 between 7:30 p.m. and 5 a.m. for soil testing:

  • Left lanes of Dillingham Boulevard in both the eastbound and westbound directions between Kalihi Street and Waiakamilo Road

 

DOWNTOWN/KAKAAKO

 

Lane closures will take place in Kakaako at the following location from Monday, July 14 to Friday, July 18 between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. for soil testing:

  • Right lane of Halekauwila Street in both the eastbound and westbound directions between Mililani Street and Keawe 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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