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March 21, 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 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.
The contractor will conduct staggered lane closures of the eastbound and westbound lanes along Farrington Highway between the Kunia Road overpass and Old Fort Weaver Road Loop from Monday, March 24 to Friday, March 28.
H-1 WAIAWA INTERCHANGE
The two far left eastbound lanes of the H-1 Freeway at the Waiawa Interchange (H-1/H-2 merge near Leeward Community College) will be closed overnight starting from 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 25 until 4 a.m. Wednesday, March 26 for preparation work of rail construction in the area later this year. The first H-1 eastbound lane will close at 8 p.m., with the second lane closing at 9 p.m.
Left turns from Farrington Highway onto Leoku Street (near Don Quijote) will be restricted from Monday, March 24 to Friday, March 28 between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. during utility relocation work. Leoku Street motorists attempting to cross Farrington Highway during those same hours will also be detoured.
The westbound lanes of Farrington Highway fronting Westgate Shopping Plaza between Pupukahi Street and Waikele Road will be closed from Monday, March 24 to Friday, March 28 between 8 p.m. and 4 a.m. for utility relocation work. Westbound drivers will be diverted to a temporary lane.
No lane closures will take place in the Waipahu area on Wednesday evening, March 26 because of the Prince Kuhio Day holiday.
Various parts of the outside lanes along Kamehameha Highway in both directions in Pearl City and Aiea will be closed from Monday, March 24 to Friday, March 28 between 7:30 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. as part of utility line work.
Overnight lane closures will take place along Kamehameha Highway between Waimano Home Road and Kuala Street from Monday, March 24 to Friday, March 28 between 7:30 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. for utility relocation work:
Two westbound lanes of Kamehameha Highway between Waimano Home Road and Puu Poni Street will be closed overnight from Monday, March 24 to Friday, March 28 between 7:30 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. the following morning.
Overnight lane closures will take place along Kamehameha Highway between Kuleana Road and Puu Poni Street near the HECO-Waiau power plant from Monday, March 24 to Friday, March 28 between 9 p.m. and 5:30 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:
Overnight lane closures will take place at the following locations for soil testing:
Road closures will take place this weekend in downtown Honolulu on Saturday, March 22 and Sunday, March 23 between 7 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. for trench work:
Overnight lane closures will take place in downtown Honolulu from Sunday, March 23 to Thursday, March 27 between 9:30 p.m. and 4:30 a.m. for soil testing:
Intermittent lane closures will take place at the following locations in Kaka'ako from Monday, March 24 to Friday, March 28 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. for electrical testing work:
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.