TRAFFIC ADVISORY: LANE CLOSURES FOR HONOLULU RAIL TRANSIT PROJECT

IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 16, 2015

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) would like to inform drivers about lane closures for the week of January 18-24 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
Farrington Highway between Kualakai Parkway (North-South Road) and Old Fort Weaver Road Loop is closed in both directions through the end of 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.
Kualakai Parkway (North-South Road) to Old Fort Weaver Road
H-1 FREEWAY WAIAWA INTERCHANGE
Tuesday through Thursday between 8 p.m. and 4 a.m. There is no work on Sunday and Monday, January 18 and 19, in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
One westbound lane and two eastbound lanes of the H-1 Freeway approaching the H-1/H-2 merge (Waiawa Interchange) are closed overnight. Construction of the rail guideway over the H-1 Freeway in this area is scheduled to run until 2016.
H-1/H-2 Freeways near Leeward Community College

WAIPAHU (FARRINGTON HIGHWAY)
Monday through Friday lane closures
The outside lanes of Farrington Highway are closed between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. The inside lanes of Farrington Highway in the same area are closed between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Leoku Street to Leokane Street
One eastbound lane of Farrington Highway is closed overnight between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.
Waipahu Depot Road to Mokuola Street
One eastbound lane of Farrington Highway is closed between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Mokuola Street to Paiwa 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.
Mokuola Street to Kahualii Street
• 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
Staggered lane closures will take place along the outside lanes of Kamehameha Highway in both directions in Pearl City and Aiea for overhead utility work between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
• 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 overnight between 7 p.m. and 5:30 a.m.
Waiawa Road to Waimano Home Road
• The westbound lanes of Kamehameha Highway near Waiawa Road (Leeward Community College entrance) are closed weeknights between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. Traffic will be contraflowed to the eastbound side of the highway.
• Utility relocation work in area is scheduled to run until mid-2015

PEARL CITY (KAMEHAMEHA HIGHWAY)
Monday through Friday lane closures
• Two westbound lanes of Kamehameha Highway are closed overnight between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. with various left-turn pocket restrictions. Two eastbound lanes of Kamehameha Highway are also closed overnight between 7 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 on weeknights between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m.
Puu Poni Street to Kaonohi Street
• 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 mid-February. An additional eastbound lane in the same area will be closed weekdays between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
• Alternate lane closures will take place along Kaluamoi Place off Kamehameha Highway between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. weekdays. One lane will remain open at all times.
• Utility relocation work in area scheduled to run until mid-2015
AIEA/ALOHA STADIUM (KAMEHAMEHA HIGHWAY)
Monday through Friday lane closures
• One eastbound lane of Kamehameha Highway near the Pearl Kai Shopping Center remains closed 24/7.
Lipoa Place to Pali Momi Street
• Two westbound lanes of Kamehameha Highway are closed between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. with various left-turn pocket restrictions. Two eastbound lanes of Kamehameha Highway are closed between 7 p.m. and 5:30 a.m.
• One eastbound and westbound lane of Kamehameha Highway is closed weekdays between 7 a.m. and 3:30
• Two westbound lanes of Kamehameha Highway are closed between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. with various left-turn pocket restrictions. Two eastbound lanes of Kamehameha Highway are closed between 7 p.m. and 5:30 a.m.
Pali Momi Street to Honomanu Street
• One eastbound lane of Kamehameha Highway near McGrew Point is closed 24/7 through early 2015

AIEA/ALOHA STADIUM (KAMEHAMEHA HIGHWAY)
Monday through Friday lane closures
• The eastbound Moanalua Freeway on-ramp near McGrew Point is closed weeknights between 10 p.m. and 5:30 a.m.
Pali Momi Street to Honomanu Street
• Eastbound drivers along Kamehameha Highway near Honomanu Street 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.
• Two westbound lanes of Kamehameha Highway are closed between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. with various left-turn pocket restrictions. Two eastbound lanes of Kamehameha Highway are closed between 7 p.m. and 5:30 a.m.
Near Aloha Stadium
• 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.
PEARL HARBOR/AIRPORT
Tuesday through Friday lane closures. There is no work in the Pearl Harbor/airport area on Monday, January 19 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Up to two westbound lanes of Kamehameha Highway are closed weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. for utility relocation work.
Kamehameha Highway from Center Drive to Radford Drive
One eastbound lane of Nimitz Highway is closed weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. for survey work.
Nimitz Highway from Valkenburgh Street to Main Street
Weekday lane closures will take place between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. One eastbound and westbound lane of Nimitz Highway is closed during those times for traffic camera installation.
Intersection of Nimitz Highway and Aolele Street
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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