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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                           July 13, 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 24 hours a day for approximately two weeks beginning the evening of Wednesday, July 18 as part of utility relocation work related to the rail project.


The road closure 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 24-hour closure will take place from July 18 to August 2.


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-1 Freeway on the north end.


Motorists will still be able to access the Kahi Mohala facility during the two-week 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 section of Old Farrington Highway and in

ensuring local employees and business 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 or contact our hotline at 566-2299.


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