Traffic Advisory: Lane Closures for Honolulu Rail Transit Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 12, 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)

Monday, September 15 to Friday, September 19

Kualakai Parkway (North-South Road) to Old Fort Weaver Road

Farrington Highway from Kualakai Parkway (North-South Road) in Kapolei to Old Fort Weaver Road nearWaipahu will be closed overnight between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. for utility 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, or Kapolei Parkway on the south end. The nightly work is expected to run through September.

Near the Fort Weaver Overpass

  • Left turns from Farrington Highway in Ewa onto Fort Weaver Road northbound will be restricted 24 hours a day, seven days a week through the end of September. Drivers heading eastbound along Farrington Highway are asked to make a detour up Leoku Street to access Fort Weaver Road through either Leolua or Waipahu streets.

H-1 FREEWAY WAIAWA INTERCHANGE

Sunday, September 14 to Thursday, September 18

H-1/H-2 Freeways near Leeward Community College

Two soundbound lanes of the H-2 Freeway approaching the Waiawa Interchange (H-1/H-2 merge) will be closed overnight between 8:30 p.m. and 4 a.m.

WAIPAHU (FARRINGTON HIGHWAY)

Monday, September 15 to Friday, September 19

Waipahu Depot Road to Mokuola Street

Eastbound lanes of Farrington Highway will be closed overnight between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Paiwa Street to Kahualii Street

  • One westbound lane of Farrington Highway near Paiwa Street will be closed overnight between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. A small section of Paiwa Street near the Farrington Highway intersection will also be closed.
  • The inside lanes of Farrington Highway near Waipahu High School will be closed overnight between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. Side street through traffic at the Kahualii Street intersection will also be restricted during those hours.
  • Traffic signals at the intersection of Kahualii Street will be temporarily shut down on Tuesday, September 16 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Special duty police officers will be stationed at the intersection to direct traffic.
  • The westbound left-turn pockets of Farrington Highway at Paiwa and Kahualii streets will be shortened 24 hours a day, seven days a week during construction

PEARL CITY (KAMEHAMEHA HIGHWAY)

Monday, September 15 to Friday, September 19

Various sections along the outside lanes of Kamehameha Highway in Pearl City and Aiea in both directions will be closed for overhead utility work between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Monday, September 15 to Friday, September 19

Waiawa Road to Waimano Home Road

  • Two westbound lanes and two eastbound lanes of Kamehameha Highway will be closed overnight between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. (Two eastbound lanes of Kamehameha Highway will reopen by 5:30 a.m. the following morning.)
  • The intersection at Waimano Home Road is closed after 9 p.m.
  • One eastbound lane of Kamehameha Highway near Home Depot will be closed 24/7. An additional eastbound lane will be closed between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Puu Poni Street to Kaahumanu Street

Two westbound lanes and two eastbound lanes of Kamehameha Highway will be closed overnight between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. with various left-turn pocket restrictions (Two eastbound lanes to reopen by 5:30 a.m.).

  • Drivers heading westbound along Kamehameha Highway will be contraflowed to the eastbound side of the highway weekdays between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
  • AIEA/ALOHA STADIUM (KAMEHAMEHA HIGHWAY)

    Monday, September 15 to Friday, September 19

    Lipoa Place to Pali Momi Street

    One eastbound lane of Kamehameha Highway will be closed 24/7

    Pali Momi Street to Honomanu Street

    • Eastbound drivers along Kamehameha Highway in the area will be contraflowed to the westbound side of the highway between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m.
    • The eastbound Moanalua Freeway on-ramp near McGrew Point will be closed overnight between 8 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. for utility relocation work

    Monday, September 15 to Friday, September 19

    Near Aloha Stadium

    • Right eastbound lane of Kamehameha Highway from the Moanalua Freeway on-ramp to Salt Lake Boulevard will be closed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
    • Two westbound lanes of Kamehameha Highway near the Moanalua Freeway/Kamehameha Highway merge will also be closed weekdays between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m.

    DOWNTOWN HONOLULU

    Monday, September 15 to Friday, September 19

    Lane closures will take place weeknights in downtown Honolulu at the following location between 8:30 p.m. and 6 a.m. for soil testing:

    • Westbound lanes of Nimitz Highway between Bethel Street and Awa Street (Iwilei Street exit)

    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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