Lane closure schedule for Honolulu rail project: Sept. 2-5

rail transit guideway span

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

NOTE: There will be no lane closures Sunday and Monday in observance of Labor Day.

EWA (FARRINGTON HIGHWAY)
Tuesday to Friday, Sept. 5:

Kualakai Parkway (North-South Road) to Old Fort Weaver Road
Farrington Highway from Kualakai Parkway (North-South Road) in Kapolei to Old Fort Weaver Road near Waipahu will be closed overnight between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. for utility 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. Nightly work is expected to run through September.

Near the Fort Weaver Overpass 
Left turns from Farrington Highway in Ewa onto Fort Weaver Road northbound will be restricted 24/7. Drivers heading eastbound along Farrington Highway are asked to make a detour up Leoku Street to access Fort Weaver Road through either Leolua or Waipahu streets. The inside lanes of Farrington Highway near the Fort Weaver overpass will be closed overnight between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.

H-1 FREEWAY/WAIAWA INTERCHANGE
Tuesday to Thursday:

H-1/H-2 Freeways near Leeward Community College

  • Two soundbound lanes of the H-2 Freeway approaching the Waiawa Interchange (H-1/H-2 merge) will be closed overnight between 8:30 p.m. and 4 a.m.

WAIPAHU (FARRINGTON HIGHWAY)
Tuesday to Friday, Sept. 5

Waipahu Depot Road to Mokuola Street

  • Eastbound lanes of Farrington Highway will be closed overnight between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Paiwa Street to Kahualii Street

  • Eastbound lanes of Farrington Highway near Waipahu High School will be closed overnight between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.
  • Inside lanes of Farrington Highway at Paiwa Street will be closed overnight between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.
  • The westbound left-turn pockets of Farrington Highway at Paiwa and Kahualii streets will be shortened 24 hours a day, seven days a week during construction.
  • Inside lanes of Farrington Highway fronting the high school will be closed Saturday between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. for concrete work.

Near Pearl Highlands Center

  • One westbound lane of Farrington Highway will be closed overnight between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.

PEARL CITY (KAMEHAMEHA HIGHWAY)
Tuesday to Friday, Sept. 5

Various sections along the outside lanes of Kamehameha Highway in Pearl City and Aiea in both directions will be closed for overhead utility work.

Waiawa Road to Waimano Home Road

  • Two westbound lanes and two eastbound lanes of Kamehameha Highway will be closed overnight between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. (Two eastbound lanes of Kamehameha Highway will reopen by 5:30 a.m. the following morning.)
  • The intersection at Acacia Street is closed after 9 p.m.
  • One eastbound lane of Kamehameha Highway will be closed 24/7. An additional eastbound lane will be closed between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Waimano Home Road to Puu Momi Street

  • Two westbound lanes and two eastbound lanes of Kamehameha Highway will be closed overnight between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. (Two eastbound lanes to reopen by 5:30 a.m.)

Puu Poni Street to Kuleana Road

  • Two westbound lanes and two eastbound lanes of Kamehameha Highway will be closed overnight between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. (Two eastbound lanes to reopen by 5:30 a.m.)
  • Drivers heading westbound along Kamehameha Highway will be contraflowed to the eastbound side of the highway between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
  • One eastbound lane of Kamehameha Highway in the same vicinity will also be closed 24/7.

Kuleana Road to Hekaha Street

  • Two westbound lanes and two eastbound lanes of Kamehameha Highway will be closed overnight between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. (Two eastbound lanes to reopen at 5:30 a.m.)

AIEA/ALOHA STADIUM (KAMEHAMEHA HIGHWAY)
Tuesday to Friday, Sept. 5

Lipoa Place to Pali Momi Street

  • One eastbound lane of Kamehameha Highway will be closed 24/7.

Pali Momi Street to Honomanu Street

  • Eastbound drivers along Kamehameha Highway will be contraflowed to the westbound side of the highway between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m.
  • The eastbound Moanalua Freeway on-ramp near McGrew Point will be closed overnight between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. for utility relocation work.

Near Aloha Stadium

  • Right eastbound lane of Kamehameha Highway from the Moanalua Freeway on-ramp to Salt Lake Boulevard will be closed 24/7.
  • One westbound lane of Kamehameha Highway in the same vicinity will also be closed between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. and between 7:30 p.m. and 5:30 a.m.

DOWNTOWN/KAKAAKO
Tuesday to Thursday

Downtown Honolulu
Lane closures will take place in the following areas between 8:30 p.m-4 a.m.:

  • One westbound lane of Nimitz Highway from Punchbowl Street to Bethel Street for sewer line work
  • Right lanes of Alakea Street from Nimitz Highway to Queen Street
  • Right-turn lane from Nimitz Highway onto Alakea Street
  • One westbound lane of Queen Street from Fort Street Mall to Nimitz Highway

Tuesday to Friday, Sept. 5 between 5:30 p.m. and 5 a.m.:

  • One westbound lane of Halekauwila Street from Punchbowl Street to Mililani Street will be closed for soil testing.

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

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