Traffic Advisory: Lane Closures for Honolulu Rail Transit Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 1, 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 will be closed overnight from Monday, August 4 to Friday, August 8 between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. the following morning for utility relocation work. Drivers traveling between East Kapolei and the Ewa/Waipahu region during the overnight closures 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. That nightly detour will run until the end of August.

Left turns from Farrington Highway in Ewa onto Fort Weaver Road heading northbound will be restricted 24/7 through the end of August for column construction. Drivers heading eastbound along 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 FREEWAY WAIAWA INTERCHANGE

Two southbound lanes of the H-2 Freeway near the Waiawa Interchange (H-1/H-2 merge) will be closed overnight from Sunday, August 3 to Thursday, August 8 between 8:30 p.m. and 4 a.m. the following morning for utility work.

WAIPAHU

One eastbound lane of Farrington Highway between Leokane Street and Pupukahi Street will be closed overnight from Monday, August 4 to Friday, August 8 between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. for utility work. Right turns onto Leokane Street from Farrington Highway or Leonui Street will also be restricted during those days and hours.

The eastbound lanes of Farrington Highway between Waipahu Depot Road and Mokuola Street will be closed overnight from Monday, August 4 to Friday, August 8 between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. for utility work.

The inside lanes of Farrington Highway between Paiwa Street and Kahualii Street will be closed overnight from Monday, August 4 to Friday, August 8 between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. for construction preparation work.

  • The westbound left-turn lane pockets along Farrington Highway at the Paiwa Street and Waipio Point Access Road intersections will be shortened 24/7 during the work.

The outside lanes of Farrington Highway fronting Waipahu High School will be closed overnight from Monday, August 4 to Friday, August 8 between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.

PEARL CITY

One westbound lane of Farrington Highway near Pearl Highlands Center will be closed from Monday, August 4 to Friday, August 8 between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Two westbound lanes and two eastbound lanes along Kamehameha Highway will be closed overnight betweenWaiawa Road (near Leeward Community College) and Puu Momi Street from Monday, August 4 to Friday, August 8 between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. for utility relocation/excavation work:

  • The intersection of Acacia Road will be closed after 9 p.m. on weeknights
  • The outside eastbound lane of Kamehameha Highway between Acacia Road and Waimano Home Road will be closed weekdays 24/7 for roadway widening work. An additional eastbound lane will be closed weekdays between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m.

The inner eastbound lane of Kamehameha Highway in the same area, including the left-turn lane at Kuleana Road, will be closed 24/7 for several weeks for utility work. An additional eastbound lane will also be closed on weekdays between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

AIEA/ALOHA STADIUM

Two westbound and eastbound lanes of Kamehameha Highway between Kuleana Road and Hekaha Street will be closed overnight Monday, August 4 to Friday, August 8 between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. for utility relocation work.

Two eastbound and westbound lanes of Kamehameha Highway between Pali Momi Street and Honomanu Street will be closed overnight Monday, August 4 to Friday, August 8 between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. for utility relocation work. Eastbound traffic during night work will be directed to a temporary lane on westbound side of highway.

  • The left eastbound lane of Kamehameha Highway between Lipoa Place and Pali Momi Street will also be closed 24 hours a day for test shaft work.

The right eastbound lane of Kamehameha Highway between the Moanalua Freeway on-ramp and Salt Lake Boulevard will be closed 24 hours a day, seven days a week for roadway widening and installation of utility lines for traffic signals.

  • One westbound lane of Kamehameha Highway in the same vicinity will also be closed from Monday, August 4 to Friday, August 8 between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. and between 7:30 p.m. and 5:30 a.m.

(Other lane closures occur in 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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