Traffic Advisory: Lane Closures for Honolulu Rail Transit Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 9, 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 has been reopened to the public. Motorists using that stretch of Farrington Highway will still need to negotiate a slight detour along Old Fort Weaver Road fronting Kahi Mohala while work continues in that area.

Left turns from Farrington Highway in Ewa onto Fort Weaver Road heading northbound will be restricted 24/7 beginning Monday, May 12 for
approximately eight weeks for column construction
. Eastbound drivers using Farrington Highway will be asked to make a detour up Leoku Street to access Fort Weaver Road through either Leolua or Waipahu streets.

H-1 WAIAWA INTERCHANGE

Crews will be working next week within the H-1 Freeway median at the Waiawa Interchange (H-1/H-2 merge near Leeward Community College) from Sunday, May 11 to Thursday, May 15 between 8 p.m. and 4 a.m. the following morning as part of preparation work for rail construction in the area later this year. One left eastbound lane of the H-1 Freeway in that vicinity will be closed overnight during those work days and hours. The contractor will temporarily close a second H-1 Freeway lane after 9 p.m. for approximately four hours to move construction equipment out of the median area.

WAIPAHU

The inside lanes of Farrington Highway in both directions between the Kunia Road overpass and Pupukahi Street will be closed overnight from Monday, May 12 to Friday, May 16 between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning for utility relocation work.

The inside lanes of Farrington Highway and the intersection of Aniani Place fronting Waipahu Intermediate School will be closed overnight from Monday, May 12 to Friday, May 16 between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. for utility relocation work.

Alternating lane closures will take place overnight between the inside and outside lanes of Farrington Highway near Mokuola Street fronting the Waipahu Civic Center from Monday, May 12 to Friday, May 16 between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.

The eastbound lanes of Farrington Highway near Kahualii Street fronting Waipahu High School will be closed overnight from Monday, May 12 to Friday, May 16 between 8 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. the following morning for utility relocation work.

PEARL CITY

Overnight lane closures will take place along Kamehameha Highway between Kuala Street and Waimano Home Road from Monday, May 12 to Friday, May 16 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.

Overnight lane closures will take place along Kamehameha Highway between Waimano Home Road and Puu Poni Street from Monday, May 12 to Friday May 16 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.

Overnight lane closures will take place along Kamehameha Highway between Kuleana Road and Puu Poni Street near the HECO-Waiau power plant from Monday, May 12 to Friday, May 16 between 8 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. for utility relocation work:

  • Two westbound lanes of Kamehameha Highway will be closed during these hours. Westbound traffic will be diverted to a temporary lane along Kamehameha Highway from 8 p.m. until 5:30 a.m. the following morning.
  • 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.

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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