Traffic Advisory: Lane Closures for Honolulu Rail Transit Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 19, 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 22 to Friday, September 26

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 near Waipahu 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 21 to Thursday, September 25

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

Two southbound 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 22 to Friday, September 26

Aniani Place to Waipahu Depot Road

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

Waipahu Depot Road to Mokuola Street

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

Paiwa Street to Kahualii Street

  • The westbound lanes of Farrington Highway near Waipahu High School will be closed overnight between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.
  • The inside lanes of Farrington Highway near Paiwa Street will be closed weeknights between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.
  • One eastbound lane of Farrington Highway in the same area will also be closed on weekdays between 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • 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 22 to Friday, September 26

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 22 to Friday, September 26

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.

Puu Momi Street to Kaonohi 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.
  • One eastbound lane of Kamehameha Highway near Kuleana Road (HECO-Waiau power plant) and fronting Neal Blaisdell Park will also be closed 24/7
  • AIEA/ALOHA STADIUM (KAMEHAMEHA HIGHWAY)

    Monday, September 22 to Friday, September 26

    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 on weeknights between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m.
    • The eastbound Moanalua Freeway on-ramp near McGrew Point will be closed weeknights between 8 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. for utility relocation work

    Monday, September 22 to Friday, September 26

    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/KAKAAKO

    Sunday, September 21 to Thursday, September 25

    Downtown Honolulu

    Lane closures will take place overnight at the following location between 8:30 p.m. and 4 a.m. for sewer line repair:

    • Right westbound lane of Nimitz Highway from Punchbowl Street to Alakea Street

    Sunday, September 21 to Thursday, September 25

    Downtown Honolulu

    Lane closures will take place weekdays at the following locations between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. for soil testing:

    • Westbound lane of Nimitz Highway from Bethel Street to Awa Street

    Kakaako

    Lane closures will take place weekdays at the following locations between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. for soil testing:

    • Westbound shoulder of Queen Street fromWaimanu Street to Kamakee Street on Monday, September 22 and Tuesday, September 23
    • Inside lanes of Queen Street from Waimanu Street to Kamakee Street from Wednesday, September 24 to Friday, September 26

    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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