TRAFFIC ADVISORY: LANE CLOSURES FOR HONOLULU RAIL TRANSIT PROJECT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 28, 2014

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) would like to inform drivers about lane closures for the week of November 30-December 6 as 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.
EAST KAPOLEI/EWA (FARRINGTON HIGHWAY)
Seven days a week through the end of January 2015

Kualakai Parkway (North-South Road) to Old Fort Weaver Road
Farrington Highway between Kualakai Parkway (North-South Road) and Old Fort Weaver Road Loop is closed in both directions through January 2015 for utility relocation and column work. Drivers travelling between East Kapolei and the Ewa/Waipahu region will still be able to access either side by using either the H-1 Freeway on the north end of Kualakai Parkway, or Kapolei Parkway/Geiger Road on the south end.
Keahumoa Parkway in East Kapolei
One westbound lane of Keahumoa Parkway is closed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

H-1 FREEWAY WAIAWA INTERCHANGE
Monday through Thursday between 8 p.m. and 4 a.m.

H-1/H-2 Freeways near Leeward Community College
Two left southbound lanes of the H-2 Freeway approaching the Waiawa Interchange (H-1/H-2 merge) are closed overnight. Construction of the rail guideway crossing the H-1 Freeway is scheduled to run until 2016.

H-1 FREEWAY WAIPAHU OFF-RAMP
Monday through Thursday between 9 p.m. and 4 a.m.

The H-1 Freeway Waipahu westbound off-ramp (Exit 8B) to Farrington Highway is closed overnight for utility relocation work.

WAIPAHU (FARRINGTON HIGHWAY)
Monday through Friday lane closures

Near Kunia Road Overpass:
The outside lanes of Farrington Highway west of the Kunia Road overpass are closed between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Leoku Street to Leokane Street:
One eastbound left-turn lane from Farrington Highway onto Leoku Street and the left-turn lane from Farrington Highway onto Leokane Street is closed 24/7 until the end of the year. The northbound lane of Leoku Street is closed weeknights from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. The eastbound lanes of Farrington Highway between Leoku and Leokane streets are also closed between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. Work in the area is scheduled to run through 2015.

Leokane Street to Pupukahi Street:
The outside lanes of Farrington Highway and the northbound lane of Pupukahi Street are closed weeknights between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. Westbound left turns at Leokane Street will be restricted. Work in the area is scheduled to run through 2015.

Mokuola Street to Kahualii Street:
Traffic will be contraflowed along Farrington Highway in this area. Drivers may be diverted to a temporary lane on the other side of the road. Two eastbound lanes of Farrington Highway will be open from 5 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Two westbound lanes will be open from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Left turns will be restricted at the Paiwa Street intersection
Left turns at Moloalo Street will be restricted from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays

PEARL CITY (KAMEHAMEHA HIGHWAY)
Monday through Friday lane closures

Various sections along the outside lanes of Kamehameha Highway in Pearl City and Aiea in both directions are closed weekdays for overhead utility work between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Waiawa Road to Waimano Home Road

Two westbound lanes of Kamehameha Highway are closed weeknights between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. Two eastbound lanes of Kamehameha Highway are closed weeknights between 8 p.m. and 5:30 a.m.

The intersection at Waimano Home Road is closed after 9 p.m. on weeknights

The eastbound lane of Kamehameha Highway between Waihona Street and the merge at Farrington Highway/Kamehameha Highway are closed weeknights between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.

The westbound lanes of Kamehameha Highway at Waiawa Road are closed weeknights between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Utility relocation work in area scheduled to run until mid-2015

Puu Poni Street to Kaonohi Street

Two westbound lanes of Kamehameha Highway are closed weeknights between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. with various left-turn pocket restrictions. Two eastbound lanes of Kamehameha Highway are also closed weeknights between 8 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. Westbound drivers along Kamehameha Highway near Hekaha Street will be contraflowed to the eastbound side of the highway during those overnight hours.

One eastbound lane of Kamehameha Highway near Kuleana Road (HECO-Waiau power plant) and fronting Neal Blaisdell Park near Kaahumanu Street also remains closed 24/7 until early 2015. Left turns at Kuleana Road are also restricted.

Intersection at Kaonohi Street closed after 9 p.m.

Two eastbound lanes of Kamehameha Highway in that same vicinity will be closed between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. weekdays.

Utility relocation work in area scheduled to run until mid-2015

AIEA/ALOHA STADIUM (KAMEHAMEHA HIGHWAY)
Monday through Friday lane closures

Lipoa Place to Pali Momi Street

One eastbound lane of Kamehameha Highway near the Pearl Kai Shopping Center remains closed 24/7.

Pali Momi Street to Honomanu Street

Two westbound lanes and two eastbound lanes of Kamehameha Highway are closed from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. with various left-turn pocket restrictions.
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. Utility work scheduled to run until the end of the year.
One eastbound lane of Kamehameha Highway near McGrew Point will remain closed 24/7 until the end of the year
The eastbound Moanalua Freeway on-ramp near McGrew Point is closed weeknights between 8 p.m. and 5:30 a.m.
Westbound drivers along Kamehameha Highway near Honomanu Street will be contraflowed to the eastbound side of the highway on weeknights between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m.

Near Aloha Stadium
Right eastbound lane of Kamehameha Highway from the Moanalua
Freeway on-ramp to Salt Lake Boulevard remains closed 24/7.
Eastbound drivers along Kamehameha Highway will be contraflowed to the westbound side of the highway on weeknights between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m.
Area work to run until the end of the year.

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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