Lane closure schedule for Honolulu rail project: Sept. 26-Oct. 3

The Honolulu Rail Transit casting yard

Here’s the most recent schedule of lane closures due to the building of the Honolulu rail project, starting Friday:

EWA (FARRINGTON HIGHWAY)
Monday to Friday, Oct. 3

Kualakai Parkway (North-South Road) to Old Fort Weaver Road
Closed for approximately four months beginning Monday.

During the initial part of the four-month closure, the contractor will keep the eastbound lane of Farrington Highway open between 5 a.m. and 6 p.m. on weekdays.

The contractor also plans to restore left turns from Farrington Highway onto Fort Weaver Road heading northbound beginning Wednesday to assist motorists with the morning drive.

The road closure will allow work crews to safely relocate major utility lines and build columns along a narrow two-lane stretch of the highway, just west of the Kahi Mohala Behavioral Center.

Drivers travelling between East Kapolei and the Ewa/Waipahu region will still be able to access either side by using the H-1 Freeway on the north end of Kualakai Parkway, or Kapolei Parkway/Geiger Road on the south end.

Near the Fort Weaver Road overpass
Left turns from Farrington Highway in Ewa onto Fort Weaver Road heading northbound will be restored beginning Wednesday.

H-1 FREEWAY/WAIAWA INTERCHANGE
Sunday 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 p.m. and 4 a.m.

WAIPAHU (FARRINGTON HIGHWAY)
Monday to Friday, Oct. 3

Leoku Street to Leokane Street, and Aniani Place to Waipahu Depot Road
The eastbound lanes of the highway will be closed overnight from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Mokuola Street to Paiwa Street
The inside lanes of the highway will be closed overnight between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Paiwa Street to Kahualii Street
Traffic will be contraflowed along the highway as part of rail construction.

One westbound lane of the highway will be closed from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. One eastbound lane of the highway will be closed from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Drivers may be diverted to the other side of the road during those times.

The westbound left-turn pockets of the highway at Paiwa and Kahualii Streets will be shortened 24/7 during construction.

Kahualii Street to the Kamehameha Highway overpass
The inside lanes of the highway near Waipahu High School will be closed between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.

The eastbound lanes of the highway near the Kamehameha Highway overpass will be closed between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.

PEARL CITY (KAMEHAMEHA HIGHWAY)
Monday to Friday, Oct. 3

Various sections along the outside lanes of the highway in Pearl City and Aiea in both directions will be closed for overhead utility work between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Waiawa Road to Waimano Home Road
Two westbound lanes and two eastbound lanes of the highway will be closed overnight between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. for utility relocation work. (Two eastbound lanes of the highway will reopen by 5:30 a.m. the following morning.)

The intersection at Waimano Home Road is closed after 9 p.m.

One eastbound lane of the highway near Home Depot will be closed 24/7 until early October.

Puu Poni Street to Kaonohi Street
Two westbound lanes and two eastbound lanes of the highway will be closed overnight between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. for utility relocation work. (Two eastbound lanes to reopen by 5:30 a.m.)

The intersection at Puu Poni Street is closed after 9 p.m.

Drivers heading westbound along the highway will be contraflowed to the eastbound side of the highway weekdays between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

One eastbound lane of the highway near Kuleana Road (HECO-Waiau power plant) fronting Neal Blaisdell Park will also be closed 24/7. Left turns at Kuleana Road will also be restricted.

AIEA/ALOHA STADIUM (KAMEHAMEHA HIGHWAY)
Monday to Friday, Oct. 3

Lipoa Place to Pali Momi Street
One eastbound lane of the highway near the Pearl Kai Shopping Center will be closed 24/7.

Pali Momi Street to Honomanu Street
Eastbound drivers along the highway in the area will be contraflowed to the westbound side on weeknights between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m.

The eastbound Moanalua Freeway on-ramp near McGrew Point will be closed weeknights between 8 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. for utility relocation work.

Near Aloha Stadium
Right eastbound lane of the highway from the Moanalua Freeway on-ramp to Salt Lake Boulevard will be closed 24/7.

Two westbound lanes of the highway near the Moanalua Freeway/Kamehameha Highway merge will also be closed weekdays between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m.

DOWNTOWN HONOLULU/KAKAAKO
Monday to Friday, Oct. 3

Downtown Honolulu
Left westbound lane of Nimitz Highway from Bethel Street to Awa Street, and one eastbound lane of Halekauwila Street from Richards Street to Punchbowl Street, between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. 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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