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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 19, 2012

 

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: SECTION OF OLD FARRINGTON HIGHWAY IN EWA TO CLOSE FOR RAIL PROJECTWORK

 

(Thurs., July 19, 2012)The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) wants to inform drivers that Old Farrington Highway between Kualakai Parkway (North-South Road) and Old FortWeaver Road Loop will be closed beginning the evening of Sunday, July 22, for approximately three weeks as part of utility relocation work related to the rail project.

 

          The 24-hour closure, to take place from July 22 to August 12, is needed to allow the project contractor to relocate a 30-inch water line along Old Farrington Highway just west of the Kahi Mohala Behavioral Center. The road closure was originally scheduled to begin Wednesday, July 18, but was postponed until July 22 because of other ongoing utility work.

 

          Traffic in both directions of Old Farrington Highway will be detoured to either the H-1 Freeway or other nearby roadways. Drivers travelling between East Kapolei and the Ewa/Waipahu region will still be able to access either side by using either Kapolei Parkway or Geiger Road on the south end of Kualakai Parkway, or the H-1Freeway on the north end.  Motorists will still be able to access the Kahi Mohala facility during the detour.

 

          Roadside electronic message boards will notify drivers about the upcoming road closure. Contractor Kiewit InfrastructureWest Co. is coordinating with TheBus in relocating bus stops along the affected area and in ensuring local employees and business-related traffic can continue to access the area.  Motorists who routinely use Old Farrington Highway should provide themselves extra time for their commute. For updates on construction work days and times, visit the project website at www.honolulutransit.org or contact our hotline at 566-2299.

 

 

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