Traffic Advisory: Lane Closures for Honolulu Rail Transit Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 30, 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 near the Fort Weaver Road overpass and the southbound Fort Weaver Road loop exit leading to Farrington Highway in Waipahu (Exit 5) will be closed overnight from Tuesday, June 3 to Thursday, June 5 between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. the next morning. Drivers who normally use the Exit 5 Waipahu exit can make a U-turn at the intersection of Fort Weaver Road and Laulaunui Street.

Left turns from Farrington Highway in Ewa onto Fort Weaver Road heading northbound will be restricted 24/7 through July 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.

Farrington Highway between Kualakai Parkway (North-South Road) and Old Fort Weaver Road has been reopened to the public since April 30. 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 the area through June.

H-1 FREEWAY WAIAWA INTERCHANGE

The two left southbound lanes of the H-2 Freeway near the Waiawa Interchange (H-1/H-2 merge) will be closed overnight from Sunday, June 1 to Thursday, June 5 between 9 p.m. and 4 a.m. for column pre-construction work.

WAIPAHU

One outside lane of Farrington Highway in both directions near Aniani Place fronting Waipahu Intermediate School will be closed overnight from Monday, June 2 to Friday, June 6 between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. for utility relocation work.

Westbound lanes and part of the intersection of Farrington Highway near Awalau Street will be closed from Monday, June 2 to Friday, June 6 between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. for utility relocation work.

The westbound lanes of Farrington Highway near Paiwa Street will be closed from Monday, June 2 to Friday, June 6 from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. for utility relocation work.

(Other lane closures occur in Pearl City, Aiea, Stadium, Kalihi, Downtown and Kakaako…)

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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