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(Fri., January 25, 2013) − The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) wants to inform drivers that archaeological survey work continues this weekend in the urban Honolulu area for the rail transit project.


            Motorists are advised of survey work in the downtown Honolulu area that may require road 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.


            Road closures will take place at the following location on Saturday and Sunday, January 26 and 27, between the hours of 6 a.m. and 7 p.m.:


  • Punchbowl Street between Pohukaina Street and Ala Moana Boulevard


            Drivers heading makai on Punchbowl Street during work hours will not be able to directly access Ala Moana Boulevard. Motorists will be detoured onto Pohukaina Street and still be able to access Ala Moana Boulevard via South 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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