Traffic Advisory: Lane Closures for Honolulu Rail Transit Project

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SEPTEMBER 13, 2013

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: LANE CLOSURES FOR HONOLULU RAIL TRANSIT PROJECT

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) wants to inform drivers of lane closures next week related to construction and design work for the Honolulu rail transit project. Motorists are advised of work along the 20-mile rail route from East Kapolei to Ala Moana Center that 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 themselves and the workers and equipment:

West Oahu/Farrington Highway Section (East Kapolei to Waipahu)

Old Farrington Highway between Kualakai Parkway (North-South Road) and Old Fort Weaver Road Loop will be closed beginning Monday, September 16 through March of next year as part of construction for the Honolulu rail transit project.

Traffic in both directions of Old Farrington Highway will be detoured to either the H-1 Freeway or other nearby roadways.

  • Drivers will still be able to travel between East Kapolei and the Ewa/Waipahu region by using either Kapolei Parkway or Geiger Road on the south end of Kualakai Parkway, or the H-1 Freeway on the north end.

Daytime lane closures will take place from Monday, September 16 to Friday, September 20 between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Maintenance crews will work along various sections of Farrington Highway in Waipahu. During the work, the contractor’s vehicles may be temporarily parked in the highway lanes, causing a slight slowdown in traffic flow.

Nighttime east and westbound lane closures along Farrington Highway will take place from Monday, September 16 to Thursday, September 19 between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. at the following locations for utility location work:

  • Between Old FortWeaver Road and Leoku Street
  • Between Mokuola Street and Kahualii Street

One lane in each direction of Farrington Highway will remain open at all times…

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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