FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 14, 2013
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, November 25 through April of next year as part of construction for the Honolulu rail transit project.
The road closure, scheduled to begin 10 p.m. Monday, November 25, will allow 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. Following the utility relocation work, project contractor Kiewit will conduct shaft and column work as part of the planned rail guideway near that section of highway. Currently, the west-bound direction of Farrington Highway is closed in that area.
Motorists who routinely use Farrington Highway should provide themselves extra time for their commute. Drivers traveling between East Kapolei and the Ewa/Waipahu region will still be able to access either side by using either the H-1 Freeway on the north end of Kualakai Parkway, or Kapolei Parkway on the south end (see link to map below).
Roadside electronic message boards will be posted beginning next week to notify drivers about the upcoming 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 construction work days and times, visit the project website at www.honolulutransit.org or contact our hotline at 566-2299.