Traffic Advisory: Section of Farrington Higway in Ewa to Close for Rail Project Work

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 23, 2014

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: SECTION OF FARRINGTON HIGHWAY IN EWA TO CLOSE FOR RAIL PROJECT WORK

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) wants to inform drivers that Farrington Highway between Kualakai Parkway (North‐South Road) and Old Fort Weaver Road Loop will be closed in both directions beginning Monday, September 29 for approximately four months as part of construction for the Honolulu rail transit project.

The road closure, scheduled to begin 9 a.m. Monday, September 29, will allow work crews to safely relocate major utility lines and build columns along a narrow two‐lane stretch of Farrington Highway, just west of the Kahi Mohala Behavioral Center. That section of Farrington Highway is currently closed on weeknights for rail work.

During the initial part of the four-month closure, contractor Kiewit will keep open the eastbound lane of Farrington Highway for the morning commute between 5 a.m. and 9 a.m. on weekdays. The contractor also plans to restore left turns from Farrington Highway onto Fort Weaver Road heading northbound beginning Wednesday, October 1 to assist motorists with the
morning drive.

Motorists who routinely use Farrington Highway should provide themselves extra time for their commute during the road closure hours. Drivers traveling between East Kapolei and the Ewa/Waipahu region will still be able to access either side by using the H‐1 Freeway on the north end of Kualakai Parkway, or Kapolei Parkway/Geiger Road on the south end.

Roadside electronic message boards have been posted to notify drivers about the upcoming road closure. Motorists during the road closure will still be able to access the Kahi Mohala facility in Ewa from Fort Weaver Road. Contractor Kiewit is coordinating with Aloun Farms to ensure employees can still access the area.

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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