Lane closure schedule for Honolulu rail project: Aug. 17-22

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The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) would like to inform drivers about lane closures starting Sunday, Aug. 17, 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.

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

EWA

7 p.m.-5 a.m. Monday through Friday: Farrington Highway between Kualakai Parkway (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 Freeway on the north end, or Kapolei Parkway on the south end. That nightly work is expected to run until the end of August.

Left turns from Farrington Highway in Ewa onto Fort Weaver Road heading northbound will be restricted 24/7 through the end of August for column construction. Drivers heading eastbound along Farrington Highway will be asked to make a detour up Leoku Street to access Fort Weaver Road through either Leolua or Waipahu streets.

H-2 FREEWAY/WAIAWA INTERCHANGE

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

WAIPAHU

7 p.m.-6 a.m. Monday through Friday:

  • One eastbound lane of Farrington Highway between Leokane Street and Pupukahi Street for utility work. One block of Leokane Street between Leonui Street and Farrington Highway will also be closed.
  • The eastbound lanes of Farrington Highway between Waipahu Depot Road and Mokuola Street for utility work. That work is scheduled to run until the end of the year.
  • The westbound lanes of Farrington Highway between Paiwa Street and Kahualii Street for construction preparation work. Also the westbound left-turn lane pockets along Farrington Highway at the Paiwa Street and Waipio Point Access Road intersections will be shortened 24/7 during the work.

PEARL CITY

7 p.m.-6 a.m. Monday through Friday: One westbound lane of Farrington Highway near Pearl Highlands Center for utility work.

8 p.m.-7 a.m. Monday through Friday: Two westbound lanes and two eastbound lanes along Kamehameha Highway will be closed overnight between Waiawa Road (near Leeward Community College) and Kuleana Road for utility relocation/excavation work.

The intersection of Acacia Road will be closed after 9 p.m. on weeknights.

The outside eastbound lane of Kamehameha Highway between Acacia Road and Waimano Home Road will be closed weekdays 24/7 for roadway widening work. An additional eastbound lane will be closed weekdays between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m.

The inner eastbound lane of Kamehameha Highway near Kuleana Road, including the left-turn lane at Kuleana Road, will be closed 24/7 for several weeks for utility work. An additional eastbound lane will also be closed on weekdays between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

AIEA/ALOHA STADIUM

8 p.m.-7 a.m. Monday through Friday:

  • Two westbound and eastbound lanes of Kamehameha Highway between Kuleana Road and Hekaha Street for utility relocation work.
  • Two eastbound and westbound lanes of Kamehameha Highway between Pali Momi Street and Honomanu Street for utility relocation work. Eastbound traffic during night work will be directed to a temporary lane on the westbound side of highway. The left eastbound lane of Kamehameha Highway between Lipoa Place and Pali Momi Street will also be closed 24/7 for test shaft work.

The right eastbound lane of Kamehameha Highway between the Moanalua Freeway on-ramp and Salt Lake Boulevard will be closed 24/7 for roadway widening and installation of utility lines for traffic signals. One westbound lane of Kamehameha Highway in the same vicinity will also be closed 7 a.m.-3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.-5:30 a.m. Monday through Friday.

DOWNTOWN/KAKAAKO

8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday: Various lanes of Halekauwila Street in both the eastbound and westbound directions between South Street and Mililani Street for soil testing.

9 p.m.-4:30 a.m. Wednesday through Friday: Left westbound lane of Nimitz Highway between Kekaulike Street and the Iwilei Street exit ramp for soil testing.

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

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