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(Mon, January 7, 2013) − 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 and shoulder closures related to the survey work being conducted in the Kalihi, downtown Honolulu, 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 will take place at the following locations from Monday, January 7, through Sunday, January 13, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.:

  • Kamehameha Highway (Kalihi) near Laumaka Street
  • Nimitz Highway between Kekaulike Street and Bishop Street (evening
  • work from 7:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m.)
  • Punchbowl Street between Nimitz Highway and Halekauwila Street
  • Halekauwila Street between Richards Street and Cooke Street
  • Pohukaina Street between South Street and Cooke 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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