Updated lane closure schedule due to rail project

The Honolulu Rail Transit casting yard
The Honolulu Rail Transit casting yard

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation is informing drivers about lane closures starting Sunday related to design and construction work for the 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.

Considering the approach of Tropical Depression Wali to the islands, all projects are weather permitting.

EWA

7 p.m.-5 a.m. Monday through Friday, July 25: Farrington Hwy. between Kualakai Pkwy. (North-South Road) and Old Fort Weaver Road 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 Pkwy., or Kapolei Pkwy. on the south end. That nightly detour will run until the end of July.

Left turns from Farrington Hwy. in Ewa onto Fort Weaver Road heading northbound will be restricted 24/7 through the end of 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.

H-1 FREEWAY/WAIAWA INTERCHANGE

8:30 p.m.-4 a.m. Sunday through Thursday: Two southbound lanes of the H-2 Fwy. near the Waiawa Interchange (H-1/H-2 merge) will be closed for utility work.

WAIPAHU

7 p.m.-6 a.m. Monday through Friday, July 25: The eastbound lanes of Farrington Hwy. between Leokane St. and Pupukahi St. for utility work. The inside lanes of Farrington Hwy. and a portion of the Leoku St. intersection will also be closed during those same times.

Also the eastbound lanes of Farrington Hwy. between Aniani Pl. and Waipahu Depot Road for utility work, the inside lanes of Farrington Hwy. between Waipahu Depot Road and Mokuola St. for construction preparation work, and the inside lanes of Farrington Hwy. near Waipahu High School, also for construction preparation work. The westbound left-turn lane pockets at the Paiwa St. and Waipio Point Access Road intersections will also be shortened during the ongoing construction.

PEARL CITY

8 p.m.-7 a.m. Monday through Friday, July 25: Two westbound lanes and two eastbound lanes along Kamehameha Hwy. between Waiawa Road (near Leeward Community College) and Waimano Home Road for utility relocation/excavation work.

Also two westbound lanes and one eastbound lane of Kamehameha Hwy. between Puu Poni St. and Kuleana Road. The inner eastbound lane of Kamehameha Hwy. in the same area, including the left-turn lane at Kuleana Road, will be closed 24/7 for several weeks for utility work. Two westbound lanes will also be closed 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays.

7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays: The outside eastbound lane of Kamehameha Hwy. between Acacia Road and Waimano Home Road  for roadway widening work.

The intersection of Acacia Road will be closed after 8 p.m. on weeknights.

AIEA/ALOHA STADIUM

The left eastbound lane of Kamehameha Hwy. between Lipoa Pl. and Pali Momi St. will be closed 24/7 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 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.-5:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, July 25.

AIRPORT/PEARL HARBOR

10 p.m.-5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday: Left eastbound lane of Aolele St. between the Airport Post Office and Aopoko Pl. for soil testing.

KALIHI

8 p.m.-5 a.m. Monday through Friday, July 25: Left lanes of Dillingham Blvd. in both the eastbound and westbound directions between Kokea St. and Alakawa St. for soil testing.

DOWNTOWN/KAKAAKO

9:30 p.m.-6:30 a.m. Sunday through Thursday: Right westbound lane of Kona St.between Keeaumoku St. and Kona Iki St. for soil testing.

9:30 p.m.-3:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday: Left lanes of Nimitz Hwy. in both the eastbound and westbound directions between Kekaulike St. and Alakawa St. for soil testing.

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

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