HART advises drivers about lane closures for Honolulu rail transit project

Courtesy: City & County Traffic Cameras.
Courtesy: City & County Traffic Cameras.

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transit is advising drivers about lane closures beginning Monday, related to the design and construction of the Honolulu rail transit project. Motorists can expect lane closures along the 20 mile rail route from East Kapolei to Ala Moana Center during non-peak traffic hours.

For the safety of both the work crews and motorists, the public is being 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 the equipment.

EWA 

Farrington Highway between Kualakai Parkway (North-South Road) and OldFortWeaver Road is closed in both directions until Wednesday, April 30 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.

H-1 WAHIAWA INTERCHANGE

Crews will be working next week within the H-1 Freeway median at the Waiawa Interchange (H-1/H-2 merge near Leeward Community College) fromSunday, April 27 to Thursday, May 1 between 8 p.m. and 4 a.m. the following morning as part of preparation work for rail construction in the area later this year. One left eastbound lane of the H-1 Freeway in that vicinity may be closed overnight during those work days and hours.

WAIPAHU

One lane of Farrington Highway in both directions between the Kunia Road overpass and Pupukahi Street will be closed overnight from Monday, April 28 to Friday, May 2 between 8 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. the following morning for utility relocation work. The contractor will also temporarily close lanes at the intersections of Farrington Highway and Leoku and Leokane streets during those hours. The westbound lanes of Farrington Highway near Kahualii Street fronting Waipahu High School will be closed overnight from Monday, April 28 to Friday, May 2 between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. the following morning for utility relocation work. Drivers will be diverted to a temporary lane during the lane closures. The eastbound lane of Farrington Highway near Awanui Street fronting the high school will also be closed overnight on Monday, April 28 between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m.

PEARL CITY

The right westbound lane of Kamehameha Highway near the intersection of Acacia Road fronting the Pearl Highlands Center will be closed 24 hours a day for one week from Monday, April 28 to Monday, May 5 for roadway widening and bus pad concrete work. For safety reasons, U-turns from the eastbound direction of Kamehameha Highway at that intersection will be restricted during the weeklong lane closure. Various sections of the outside lanes along Kamehameha Highway in both directions in Pearl City and Aiea will be closed from Monday, April 28 to Friday, May 2 between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. (westbound lane closures begin at 10 p.m.) as part of utility pole installation work. Overnight lane closures will take place along Kamehameha Highway between Waimano Home Road and Kuala Street from Monday, April 28 to Friday, May 2 between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. for utility relocation work:

  • Two westbound lanes and one eastbound lane of Kamehameha Highway will be closed during those hours.
  • One eastbound lane of Kamehameha Highway will be closed on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Overnight lane closures will take place along Kamehameha Highway between Kuleana Road and Puu Poni Street near the HECO-Waiau power plant from Monday, April 28 to Friday, May 2 between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. for utility relocation work:

  • Two westbound lanes of Kamehameha Highway will be closed during these hours. Westbound traffic will be diverted to a temporary lane along Kamehameha Highway from 10 p.m. until 5:30 a.m. the following morning.
  • Eastbound and westbound left turns from Kamehameha Highway at the intersection of Kuleana Road, along with U-turns, will also be restricted 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

AIEA/ALOHA STADIUM

Lane closures will take place along Kamehameha Highway between Hekaha and
Kanuku streets near Best Buy:

  • The left eastbound lane of Kamehameha Highway between Hekaha and Kanuku streets will be closed 24 hours a day until early May.

Lane closures will take place along Kamehameha Highway between Lipoa Place and
Pali Momi Street near Pearl Kai Shopping Center:

  • The left eastbound lane of Kamehameha Highway between Lipoa Place an Pali Momi Street will be closed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • One westbound lane of Kamehameha Highway in the same vicinity will also be closed weekdays between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m.

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 and cameras.

DOWNTOWN/KAKA`AKO

Lane closures will take place this weekend in Kakaako on Saturday, April 26 between 7 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. for soil testing:

  •  Left eastbound shoulder of Halekauwila Street between Richards Street and Punchbowl Street
  •  Halekauwila Street will be closed in both directions between Punchbowl Street and South Street. Drivers are asked to use Pohukaina Street as a detour during those hours.

Daytime weekday lane closures will take place in Kakaako from Monday, April 28 to Friday, May 2 between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. for soil testing:

  • Right eastbound lane of Halekauwila Street between Keawe Street and Ward Avenue
  •  Right southbound lane ofWard Avenue between Queen Street and Halekauwila Street on Monday, April 28 only.

Overnight lane closures will take place in downtown Honolulu from Sunday, Apri 27 to Thursday, May 1 between 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. for soil testing:

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

Overnight lane closures will take place in Kakaako from Sunday, April 27 to
Thursday, May 1 between 8:30 p.m. and 4 a.m. for soil testing:

  • Right lanes of Halekauwila Street in both eastbound and westbound directions between Richards Street and South Street
  • Right eastbound lanes of Queen Street fromWard Avenue to the intersection of Queen Street and Waimanu Street.

For updates on work days and times, you can visit the project website at www.honolulutransit.org or contact their hotline at 566-2299.

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