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May 16, 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 has been reopened to the public. Motorists using that stretch of Farrington Highway will still need to negotiate a slight detour along Old Fort Weaver Road fronting Kahi Mohala while work continues in the area through June.

 

Left turns from Farrington Highway in Ewa onto Fort Weaver Road heading northbound will be restricted 24/7 until mid-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 WAIAWA INTERCHANGE

 

Crews will be working next week within the H-1 Freeway median at the Waiawa Interchange (H-1/H-2 merge near Leeward Community College) from Sunday, May 18 to Thursday, May 22 between 8 p.m. and 4 a.m. the following morning as part of preparation work for rail construction in the area later this year. Two left eastbound lanes of the H-1 Freeway in that vicinity will be closed overnight, with the first lane closing at 8 p.m. and the second lane at 9 p.m.

 

WAIPAHU

 

The inside lanes of Farrington Highway in both directions between the Kunia Road overpass and Pupukahi Street will be closed overnight from Monday, May 19 to Friday, May 23 between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning for utility relocation work.

 

The inside lanes of Farrington Highway in both directions between the Fort Weaver Overpass and Leoku Street will be closed overnight from Monday, May 19 to Friday, May 23 between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. for utility relocation and restriping work.

 

The inside lanes of Farrington Highway and the intersection of Aniani Place fronting Waipahu Intermediate School will be closed overnight from Monday, May 19 to Friday, May 23 between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. for utility relocation work.

 

Alternating lane closures will take place overnight between the inside and outside lanes of Farrington Highway near Mokuola Street fronting the Waipahu Civic Center from Monday, May 19 to Friday, May 23 between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.

 

A section of Ala Ike Street fronting the Leeward Community College campus parking lot will be closed from Monday, May 19 to Friday, May 23 between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. for utility relocation work.

 

PEARL CITY

 

Overnight lane closures will take place along Kamehameha Highway between Kuala Street and Kuleana Street from Monday, May 19 to Friday, May 23 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.
  • Two westbound lanes of Kamehameha Highway between Kuleana Street and Puu Poni Street 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.
  • Two inside westbound lanes of Kamehameha Highway near the HECO-Waiau Power Plant will also be closed Monday, May 19 to Wednesday, May 21 between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. for rock removal work.
  • 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 through June.

 

The inside lanes of Kamehameha Highway between Kaonohi and Kanuku streets will be closed from Monday, May 19 to Friday, May 23 between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

 

Lane closures will take place along Kamehameha Highway between Lipoa Place and Pali Momi Street near Pearl Kai Shopping Center for test shaft work:

  • 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 from Monday, May 19 to Sunday, May 25 between 7 a.m. and 3:30 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.

  • Alternating lane closures will take place along the inside and outside lanes of Kamehameha Highway in the same vicinity from Monday, May 19 to Friday, May 23 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. One lane of traffic in each direction will remain open at all times.

 

The southbound lane of Aiea Access Road between the Moanalua Freeway loop on-ramp and Kamehameha Highway near Aloha Stadium will be closed from Wednesday, May 21 to Friday, May 23 between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

 

PEARL HARBOR/AIRPORT

 

Lane closures will take place at the following location in the airport area from Monday, May 19 to Friday, May 23 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. for soil testing:

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

 

KALIHI

 

Intermittent lane closures will take place at the following location from Wednesday, May 21 to Friday, May 23 between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. for soil testing:

  • Inside lanes of Dillingham Boulevard in both east and westbound directions from Laumaka Street to Kaaahi Street

 

DOWNTOWN/KAKAAKO

 

Lane closures will take place this weekend in Kakaako on Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18 between 7 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. for soil testing:

  • Halekauwila Street will be closed in both directions between Richards Street and South Street. Drivers heading south on Punchbowl Street are asked to use Pohukaina Street as a detour during those hours.

 

Overnight lane closures will take place in downtown Honolulu from Sunday, May 18 to Thursday, May 22 between 8:30 p.m. and 4 a.m. for soil testing:

  • Left lanes of Nimitz Highway in both eastbound and westbound directions between Sumner Street and Punchbowl Street
  • One westbound lane and the eastbound shoulder of Halekauwila Street between Richards Street and Punchbowl Street

 

Daytime weekday lane closures will take place in Kakaako from Monday, May 19 to Friday, May 23 between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. for soil testing:

  • Left lanes of Queen Street in both the eastbound and westbound directions between Cummins Street and Pensacola Street

 

Overnight lane closures will take place in Kakaako from Sunday, May 18 to Thursday, May 22 between 8:30 p.m. and 4 a.m. for soil testing:

  • Right eastbound lane of Halekauwila Street between Punchbowl Street and South Street
  • Right eastbound lane of Kona Street from Kona Iki Street to Keeaumoku 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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