Road work on rail transit route starts Sunday

Honolulu Rail Transit Project

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) is informing drivers about lane closures starting Sunday 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.


Farrington Hwy. between Kualakai Prkwy. (North-South Road) and Old Fort Weaver Road will be closed overnight from 7 p.m.-5 a.m. Monday through Thursday for utility relocation work.

Drivers traveling between East Kapolei and the Ewa/Waipahu region during the overnight closures will still be able to use either the H-1 Fwy. on the north end of Kualakai Prkwy., or Kapolei Prkwy. on the south end.

Left turns from Farrington Hwy. in Ewa onto Fort Weaver Road heading northbound will be restricted 24/7 through July for column construction.

Eastbound drivers using Farrington Hwy. will be asked to make a detour up Leoku St. to access Fort Weaver Road through either Leolua or Waipahu Sts.


One southbound land of the H-2 Fwy. near the Waiawa interchange (H-1/H-2 merge) will be closed overnight from 9 p.m.-4 a.m. Monday through Wednesday for column pre-construction work.

On Sunday, one southbound lane of the H-2 Fwy. will be closed at 7 p.m., with a second H-2 lane closed at 8:30 p.m.


The westbound lanes of Farrington Hwy. near Leokane St. will be closed overnight from 7 p.m.-6 a.m. Monday through Thursday.

The westbound lanes of Farrington Hwy. near Waipahu Depot Road will be closed overnight from 7 p.m.-6 a.m. Monday through Thursday for utility work.

The inside lanes of Farrington Hwy. between Paiwa St. and Waipahu High School will be closed overnight from 7 p.m.-6 a.m. Monday through Thursday for utility work.


Two westbound lanes and two eastbound lanes along Kamehameha Hwy. will be closed overnight between Waiawa Road and Kuleana Road from 8 p.m.-7 a.m. Monday through Friday, July 4 for utility relocation/excavation work:

  • Left turns at Waimano Home Road and Puu Momi St. will be restricted after 8 p.m.

One westbound and eastbound lane of Kamehameha Hwy. will be closed between Waiawa Road and Waimano Home Road near Home Depot from 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The inside eastbound lane of Kamehameha Highway between Acacia Road and Waimano Home Road will be closed 24/7 for utility relocation work.


The following lane closures will take place on Kamehameha Hwy. between Hekaha and Kanuku Sts.:

  • The inside eastbound lane will be closed 24/7 with restrictions of left turns.
  • The inside eastbound and westbound lanes of Kamehameha Hwy. will be closed from 8 p.m.-7 a.m. Monday through Friday for equipment removal.

The left eastbound lane of Kamehameha Hwy. between Lipoa Pl. and Pali Momi St. will be closed 24 hours a day for test shaft work.

The right eastbound lane of Kamehameha Hwy. between the Moanalua Fwy. on-ramp and Salt Lake Blvd. will be closed 24/7 for roadway widening and installation of utility lines for traffic signals.

  • One westbound lane of Kamehameha Hwy. in the same vicinity will also be closed from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.-5:30 a.m. Monday through Friday.

Aiea Access Road between the Moanalua Fwy. on-ramp and Kamehameha Hwy. near Aloha Stadium will be closed overnight from 10 p.m.-4 a.m. Monday through Friday. Southbound traffic will be detoured onto Moanalua Fwy. during the road closure.


Overnight lane closures will take place at the Honolulu International Airport from 10 p.m.-5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday for soil testing:

  • Left eastbound lane of Aolele St. between the Airport Post Office and Aopoko Pl.


Overnight lane closures will take place in Kalihi 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday for soil testing:

  • Kohou St. will be closed along the Dillingham Blvd. end of the street.

For updates on work days and times, visit the project website at or call the hotline at 566-2299.

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