Traffic Advisory: Lane Closures for Honolulu Rail Transit Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 28, 2014

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: LANE CLOSURES
FOR HONOLULU RAIL TRANSIT PROJECT

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) would like to inform drivers about lane closures next week related to design and construction work for the Honolulu rail transit project. Motorists are advised that work along the 20-mile rail route from East Kapolei to Ala Moana Center 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 their vehicles and workers and equipment:

EWA

Farrington Highway between Kualakai Parkway (North-South Road) and Old Fort Weaver Road is closed in both directions through April for utility relocation and column work for the elevated rail guideway. The 24/7 road closure allows work crews to safely relocate major utility lines along a narrow two-lane stretch of Farrington Highway, just west of the Kahi Mohala Behavioral Center. Drivers traveling between East Kapolei and the Ewa/Waipahu region will still be able to use either the H-1 Freeway on the north end of Kualakai Parkway, or Kapolei Parkway on the south end.

WAIPAHU

Various inside and outside lanes of Farrington Highway between the Kunia Road overpass and Leokane Street will be closed overnight from Monday, March 31 to April 4 between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. for gas line relocation work. The contractor will also close lanes at the intersection of Farrington Highway and Leoku Street during those hours.

The westbound lanes of Farrington Highway frontingWestgate Shopping Plaza between Pupukahi Street andWaikele Road will be closed overnight from Monday, March 31 to Friday, April 4 between 8 p.m. and 4 a.m. for utility relocation work. Westbound drivers will be diverted to a temporary lane.

The inside lanes of Farrington Highway near Aniani Place fronting Waipahu Intermediate School will be closed overnight from Monday, March 31 to Friday, April 4 between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. for storm drain and gas line relocation work. There will also be intermittent closures at the intersection of Aniani Place and Farrington Highway during those hours.

PEARL CITY

Various sections of the outside lanes along Kamehameha Highway in both directions in Pearl City and Aiea will be closed from Monday, March 31 to Friday, April 4 between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. as part of utility pole installation work.

Overnight lane closures will take place along Kamehameha Highway between Waimano Home Road and Kuala Street from Monday, March 31 to Friday, April 4 between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. for utility relocation work:

  • Two westbound lanes and one eastbound lane of Kamehameha Highway will be closed during those hours.
  • The intersection of Waimano Home Road and Kamehameha Highway will be closed from Tuesday, April 1 to Wednesday, April 2 beginning at 9 p.m.
  • The intersection of Acacia Road and Kamehameha Highway will be closed from Thursday, April 3 to Friday, April 4 beginning at 9 p.m.

Overnight lane closures will take place along Kamehameha Highway between Kuleana Road and Puu Poni Street near the HECO-Waiau power plant from Monday, March 31 to Friday, April 4 between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. for utility relocation work:

  • Only one westbound lane of Kamehameha Highway will be open during these hours. Westbound traffic will be diverted to a temporary lane along Kamehameha Highway during the closure.
  • Eastbound and westbound left turns from Kamehameha Highway at the intersection of Kuleana Road, along with U-turns, will also be restricted 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

AIEA

Lane closures will take place along Kamehameha Highway between Hekaha and Kanuku streets near Best Buy:

  • The left eastbound lane of Kamehameha Highway between Hekaha and Kanuku streets will be closed 24 hours a day, seven days a week until the end of April.

Lane closures will take place along Kamehameha Highway between Lipoa Place and Pali Momi Street near Pearl Kai Shopping Center:

  • The left eastbound lane of Kamehameha Highway between Lipoa Place and Pali Momi Street will be closed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • One westbound lane of Kamehameha Highway in the same vicinity will also be closed weekdays between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m.

KALIHI/IWILEI

Overnight lane closures will take place at the following locations in Kalihi between Sunday, March 30 and Thursday, April 3 between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. for soil testing:

  • Left lane of Dillingham Boulevard in both the eastbound and westbound directions between Laumaka Street and North King Street.
  • Left lane of Dillingham Boulevard in both the eastbound and westbound directions between McNeill Street and Kokea Street (near Iwilei Costco).

DOWNTOWN/KAKA`AKO

Road closures will take place this weekend in downtown Honolulu on Saturday, March 29 and Sunday, March 30 between 7 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. for trench work:

  • Punchbowl Street will be closed between Pohukaina Street and Ala Moana Boulevard. Drivers heading south on Punchbowl Street are asked to use either Halekauwila or Pohukaina streets as detours.

Overnight lane closures will take place in downtown Honolulu from Sunday, March 30 to Thursday, April 3 between 8:30 p.m. and 4 a.m. for soil testing:

  • Left lane of Nimitz Highway in both eastbound and westbound directions between Nuuanu Avenue and Kekaulike Street

For updates on work days and times, visit the project website at www.honolulutransit.org or contact our hotline at 566-2299.

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