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(Mon., October 8, 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 airport, downtown and Kaka`ako 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, October 7, through Saturday, October 13, will take place at the following locations between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., unless otherwise noted:


  • Kamehameha Highway between Kalaloa Street and Arizona Street
  • Aolele Street between H-1Westbound Airport On-Ramp and Aolewa Place
  • H-1 Freeway Eastbound Hickam Air Force Base Off-ramp near Nimitz Highway
  • Ala Onaona Street between Ala Auana Street and Aolele Street
  • Dillingham Boulevard between Kokea Street and Alakawa Street


From 7:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m.

  • Kamehameha Hwy between Middle Street and Laumaka Street
  • Dillingham Boulevard between Alakawa Street and Akepo Lane
  • Nimitz Hwy. between Kekaulike Street and Maunakea Street
  • Punchbowl Street between Pohukaina Street and Ala Moana Blvd.


From 7 a.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday

  • Halekauwila Street between Punchbowl Street and South Street (sidewalk access will remain open along Halekauwila Street during road closure)


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


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