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(Friday, June 26, 2009) -- City government offices will be closed on Friday, July 3 in observance of Independence Day, a federal holiday.


            Emergency ambulance, fire, lifeguard and police services will be available.


            City golf courses, botanical gardens and the Honolulu Zoo will be open.


            Refuse will be collected as usual and landfills/transfer stations will be open.


            The People’s Open Markets will be open on July 3 but will close on July 4.


City buses will operate on a Sunday schedule on July 3 and regular Saturday schedule on July 4.


All satellite city hall locations will close on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4.  This includes Ala Moana, Hawaii Kai, Pearlridge and Windward City, which are usually open on Saturdays.  Hawaii Kai and Windward City, which are usually closed on Mondays, will open for business on Monday, June 29, due to the Saturday, July 4 closure.


            These general traffic and parking regulations will be in effect:

·       On-street parking will be free, except for Kalakaua Avenue bordering Queen Kapiolani Park.

·       Parking will be permitted in tow away zones which allow it on holidays.

·       Commuter traffic lanes will not be coned.

·       Traffic signals at Kalakaua Avenue and Kapiolani Boulevard will be three-phase to permit mauka-bound traffic to turn left onto Kapiolani Boulevard.