Wednesday’s Need to Know

Expect delays on the westbound side of the Moanalua Freeway on Wednesday. A lane will be closed so crews can trim trees along the median from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

No more nighttime lane closures on the H-1 freeway in the westbound direction as HART marked a milestone with the balanced cantilever near the H-1 / H-2 split. Work continues in the eastbound direction near Leeward Community College for another two to three months.

The online system for a safety check is up and running Wednesday, after a contractor damaged a cable, putting the system down for five hours. On average, the state does nearly 3,000 safety checks a day.

Emergency rules are now in effect on on Mauna Kea. For the next four months, the road to the summit will be closed from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Drivers will still be allowed to go to and from the observatory.

Automaker Ford recalls its 2015 Edge vehicles. The SUVs may have a water leak that could damage the vehicle. Owners should take their SUVs to a dealer for inspection.

The Kauai Island Utility Cooperative offers to pay residents to save electricity. You can get a rebate by buying things like energy efficient air conditioners and ceiling fans.

We have an update on a proposal by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Association, or NOAA, to expand environmental protections at Maunalua Bay. NOAA says its proposed expansion will add new protections in the area, specifically for the reef, and will take time before any decision is made regarding the bay’s commercial and recreational usage. We’ll continue to follow up and let you know what happens.

Hawaii’s public schools have a chance to win $5,000 dollars for making their school pretty, in a beautification award!

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