FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 30, 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.
No rail-related lane closures are scheduled from Ewa to Aloha Stadium on Wednesday, June 11, in observance of the King Kamehameha Day holiday.
Beginning Monday, June 9, Farrington Highway between Kualakai Parkway (North-South Road) and Old Fort Weaver Road will be closed overnight for one month Mondays through Fridays between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. the following morning for utility relocation work. (This section of Farrington Highway will not be closed on Wednesday evening, June 11.) Drivers traveling between East Kapolei and the Ewa/Waipahu region during the overnight closures 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.
Left turns from Farrington Highway in Ewa onto Fort Weaver Road heading northbound will be restricted 24/7 through July for column construction. Eastbound drivers using Farrington Highway will be asked to make a detour up Leoku Street to access Fort Weaver Road through either Leolua or Waipahu streets.
H-1 FREEWAY WAIAWA INTERCHANGE
The two left southbound lanes of the H-2 Freeway near the Waiawa Interchange (H-1/H-2 merge) will be closed overnight Sunday, Monday and Thursday nights (June 8, 9 and 12) between 9 p.m. and 4 a.m. for column pre-construction
Inside lanes of Farrington Highway in both directions of the eastern side of the Fort Weaver overpass will be closed from Monday, June 9 to Friday, June 13 (except Wednesday, June 11) between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. for concrete barrier installation.
Inside lanes of Farrington Highway in both directions near Aniani Place fronting Waipahu Intermediate School will be closed overnight from Monday, June 9 to Friday, June 13 (exceptWednesday, June 11) between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. for utility relocation work.
Inside lanes and part of the intersection of Farrington Highway near Awalau Street will be closed from Monday, June 9 to Friday, June 13 (except Wednesday, June 11) between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. for utility relocation work.
Two westbound lanes and one eastbound lane along Kamehameha Highway will be closed between Kuala Street and Waimano Home Road from Monday, June 9, to Friday, June 13 (except Wednesday night, June 11) between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. for utility relocation and excavation work:
- Left turns at Puu Momi Street will be restricted after 8 p.m.
Two westbound lanes and two eastbound lanes along Kamehameha Highway will be closed between Puu Poni Street and Kuleana Road from Monday, June 9 to Friday, June 13 (except Wednesday, June 11) between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and between 8:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. for utility relocation work.
The left eastbound lane of Kamehameha Highway between Hekaha and Kanuku streets near Best Buy will be closed 24 hours a day for test shaft work.
The inside eastbound lane of Kamehameha Highway between Lipoa Place and Pali Momi Street will be closed 24 hours a day for test shaft work.
The right eastbound lane of Kamehameha Highway between the Moanalua Freeway on-ramp and Salt Lake Boulevard will be closed 24 hours a day, seven days a week for roadway widening and installation of utility lines for traffic signals.
- One westbound lane of Kamehameha Highway in the vicinity will be closed from Monday, June 9 to Friday, June 13 (except Wednesday, June 11) between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. and between 7:30 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. One lane of traffic in each direction will remain open at all times.
The right southbound shoulder of Aiea Access Road between Moanalua Road and Kamehameha Highway will be closed Monday, June 9 to Friday, June 13 (except Wednesday, June 11) between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. as part of soil testing work.
Overnight intermittent lane closures will take place at the following locations on Wednesday, June 11 and Thursday, June 12 between 8:30 p.m. and 4 a.m. the following morning for soil testing:
- Right westbound lanes of Kamehameha Highway between Valkenburgh Street and Makalapa Road
- Center southbound lane of Valkenburgh Street between Nimitz Highway and Paine Circle
- Right turn eastbound lane of Kamehameha Highway at the intersection of Center Drive
(Other lane closures occur in Kalihi, Downtown and Kakaako…)
For updates on work days and times, visit the project website at www.honolulutransit.org or contact our hotline at 566-2299.