FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 7, 2014

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: LANE CLOSURES
FOR HONOLULU RAIL TRANSIT PROJECT

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) would like to inform drivers about lane closures next week 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:

EWA

Farrington Highway between Kualakai Parkway (North-South Road) and Old Fort Weaver Road is closed in both directions until April for utility relocation and column work for the elevated rail guideway. The 24/7 road closure allows work crews to safely relocate major utility lines along a narrow two-lane stretch of Farrington Highway, just west of the Kahi Mohala Behavioral Center. Drivers traveling between East Kapolei and the Ewa/Waipahu region will still be able to use either the H-1 Freeway on the north end of Kualakai Parkway, or Kapolei Parkway on the south end.

Various lane closures will take place in Ewa near the Kunia Road overpass:

  • The inside westbound lane of Farrington Highway east of the Kunia Road overpass will be closed overnight from Sunday, February 9 to Thursday, February 13 between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.
  • The inside east and westbound lanes of Farrington Highway west of the Kunia Road overpass will be closed overnight on Tuesday, February 11 and Wednesday, February 12 between 7 p.m. and 3 p.m. the following afternoon.

The FortWeaver Road northbound off-ramp onto Farrington Highway in Waipahu will be closed from Sunday, February 9 to Thursday, February 13 between 9 p.m. and 4 a.m.

WAIPAHU

The east and westbound shoulder lanes of Farrington Highway will be closed near Waipahu High School from Monday, February 10 to Friday, February 14 between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. for streetlight relocation work.

PEARL CITY

Overnight lane closures will take place along Kamehameha Highway between Waimano Home Road and Kuala Street from Monday, February 10 to Friday, February 14 between 7:30 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. for utility relocation work:

  • Two westbound lanes and one eastbound lane of Kamehameha Highway, including the left-turn lane into Home Depot, will be closed during those hours.

Overnight lane closures will take place along Kamehameha Highway between Kuleana Road and Puu Poni Street near the HECO-Waiau power plant from Monday, February 10 to Friday, February 14 between 7:30 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. for utility relocation work:

  • Only one westbound lane of Kamehameha Highway will be open from Monday, February 10 to Friday, February 14 between 7:30 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. Westbound traffic will also be diverted to a temporary lane along Kamehameha Highway during the closure.
  • Eastbound and westbound left turns from Kamehameha Highway at Kuleana Road intersection, along with U-turns, will also be restricted 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

AIEA

Lane closures will take place along Kamehameha Highway between Hekaha and Kanuku streets near Best Buy for drill shaft test work:

  • The inside eastbound lane of Kamehameha Highway between Hekaha and Kanuku streets and the eastbound left-turn lane at the intersection of Kamehameha Highway and Kanuku Street will be closed 24 hours a day, seven days a week until mid-March.

PEARL HARBOR

Lane closures will take place at the following location between Monday, February 10 and Friday, February 14 between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. for soil testing:

  • Right westbound lane of Kamehameha Highway between Radford Drive and Halawa Drive

KALIHI

Lane closures will take place in Kalihi at the following locations from Monday, February 10 to Friday, February 14 between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. for soil testing:

  • Inside lanes of Dillingham Boulevard in both the eastbound and westbound directions between Laumaka Street and Kalihi Street
  • Inside lanes of Dillingham Boulevard in both the eastbound and westbound directions between Waiakamilo Road and Alakawa Street

DOWNTOWN/KAKA`AKO

Overnight lane closures will take place in downtown Honolulu at the following location from Sunday, February 9 to Thursday, February 13 between 8:30 p.m. and 4 a.m. the following morning for soil testing:

  • Left lanes of Nimitz Highway in both eastbound and westbound directions between River Street and Punchbowl Street

Halekauwila Street will be closed overnight between the Ala Moana Boulevard eastbound entrance and Punchbowl Street from Sunday, February 9 to Thursday, February 13 between 8:30 p.m. and 4 a.m. the following morning for soil testing.

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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