Building of rail transit columns continues

Column work for the portion of the rail transit project that will
cross over the H-1/H-2 Freeway merge between Waipahu and Pearl City. (Photo courtesy HART)
Column work for the portion of the rail transit project that will cross over the H-1/H-2 Freeway merge between Waipahu and Pearl City. (Photo courtesy HART)

Column work has begun for the section of Honolulu’s elevated rail line that will cross over the H-1/H-2 Fwy. merge between Waipahu and Pearl City.

In July, crews are scheduled to pour concrete for the first column located in the freeway medians at the H-1 Waiawa Interchange.

Preparation work this week will involve the overnight closure of one southbound lane of the H-2 Fwy. near the Waiawa Interchange (H-1/H-2 merge) from 9 p.m.-4 a.m. Monday through Wednesday.

Several support columns need to be erected before guideway construction can begin later this fall, connecting the rail line between the Leeward Community College and Pearl Highlands train stations.

The public is advised to proceed with caution through the construction area. Drivers should provide a safe distance between their vehicles and workers and equipment.

The first 10 miles of the rail system from East Kapolei to Aloha Stadium is expected to open in 2017, with the full 20-mile line ready for service in 2019.

Map of next portion of rail transit line to be built. (Courtesy HART)
Map of next portion of rail transit line to be built. (Courtesy HART)
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