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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                       September 14, 2012





(Tue., September 18, 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 Kaka‘ako area.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, September 16, through Saturday, September 22, 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 Makalapa Road and Radford Drive

·       Kamehameha Highway between Center Drive and Plantation Drive

·       Dillingham Boulevard between Alakawa Street and Akepo Lane

·       Dillingham Boulevard between Kalihi Street and McNeill Street

·       Dillingham Boulevard betweenWaiakamilo Road and Kohou Street (work

            could also take place from 7:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m.)

·       Halekauwila Street between Richards Street and Punchbowl Street

·       Halekauwila Street between Cooke Street and Ahui Street

·       Waimanu Street between Kamae Street and Pensacola Street

·       Pensacola Street between Kona Street andWaimanu 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.  For updates on construction work days and times, visit the project website at or contact our hotline at 566-2299.


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