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(Mon., August 20, 2012) − The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) wants to inform drivers that archaeological survey work continues next week in the urban Honolulu area for the rail transit project.


Motorists are advised of lane closures related to the survey work being conducted in the Pearl Harbor, Airport and Kakaako areas. Work 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 themselves and the construction workers and equipment.


Work for the week of Sunday, August 19, through Saturday, August 25, will take place at the following locations between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.:


  • Kamehameha Highway between Salt Lake Boulevard and Aolele Street
  • Kona Street between Kamakee Street and Piikoi Street


The City is conducting the archaeological survey work along the urban Honolulu section of the Honolulu rail transit route to identify potential archaeological, historical and cultural resources. The archaeological work will aid rail project staff in their design of the elevated rail guideway.


Contractors Cultural Surveys Hawaii Inc. and Royal Contracting Co. are conducting the fieldwork.


The survey work will be completed before rail construction begins in the urban Honolulu area, as specified under the rail projectís programmatic agreement relating to cultural and historic resources.


For updates on construction work days and times, visit the project website at or contact our hotline at 566-2299.




Media Contact: Scott Ishikawa, (808) 768-6172, cell: (808) 227-2350.