FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SEPTEMBER 13, 2013
TRAFFIC ADVISORY: SECTION OF OLD FARRINGTON HIGHWAY IN EWA TO CLOSE FOR RAIL PROJECTWORK
The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) wants to inform drivers that Old Farrington Highway between Kualakai Parkway (North-South Road) and Old FortWeaver Road Loop will be closed beginning Monday, September 16 through March of next year as part of construction for the Honolulu rail transit project.
The road closure to begin Monday evening will allow work crews to safely relocate a major water line along Old Farrington Highway just west of the Kahi Mohala Behavioral Center. Following the utility relocation work, project contractor Kiewit InfrastructureWest Co. will conduct shaft and column work as part of the planned rail guideway near that section of highway.
Traffic in both directions of Old Farrington Highway will be detoured to either the H-1 Freeway or other nearby roadways. Drivers travelling between East Kapolei and the Ewa/Waipahu region will still be able to access either end by using either Kapolei Parkway or Geiger Road on the south end of Kualakai Parkway, or the H-1 Freeway on the north end (see attached map).
Motorists will be able to access the Kahi Mohala facility in Ewa during the detour.
Roadside electronic message boards have been posted to notify drivers about the upcoming road closure. Contractor Kiewit InfrastructureWest Co. is coordinating with TheBus in relocating bus stops along the affected section of Old Farrington Highway and in ensuring local employees and business traffic can continue to access the area. Motorists who routinely use Old Farrington Highway should provide themselves extra time for their commute.
Construction for the rail project has been allowed to resume following the completion and state approval of archaeological work along the rail alignment. For updates on construction work days and times, visit the project website at www.honolulutransit.org or contact our hotline at 566-2299.