Traffic Updates Re: Signal Modernization & Intersections

TRAFFIC SIGNAL MODERNIZATION, VARIOUS LOCATIONS – OAHU
F. A. P. NO. CMAQ-0300(111)

Possible lane closure for Monday, 3/28/11, 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Farrington Hwy (Waianae)-Waianae High School signalized driveway intersection:
Southbound right lane closure on Farrington Hwy through intersection, for traffic signal system modernization work (sidewalk restoration for new underground ducts).

Possible lane closures for Tuesday, 3/29/11, through Friday, 4/1/11, 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Farrington Hwy (Waianae)-Ala Akau St intersection:
Right lane closures on Farrington Hwy, in either direction through intersection, for traffic signal system modernization work (installation of new pullboxes).

TURN SIGNAL UPDATES

Request for a turn signal at the intersection of Lualualei Homestead Rd. and Farrington Hwy.

An highway safety improvement project was initiated to install a left turn lane at this signalized intersection. The initial scope fo wrok was to widen 500 feet of existing roadway, reconstruct existing sidewalks, gutters, rock wall and chain link fence, relocate bus shelter, fire hydrant and water meter and valves, drainage piping and catch basins, electrical boxes and traffic signals and relocation of 4 utility poles.  In 2007, it was determined that it was not feasible due to the significant right of way land acquisition necessary for the project  (approximately 2,600 square footage of land)  ((Estimated Cost: $4.9M)).    Acquisition would have impacted businesses which are located at each corner of the intersection. Project was then taken off the TIP/STIP.    Since then, the number of accidents have gone down significantly such that it is no longer a high-accident site.

Request for a turn signal at the intersection of Leihoku St. and Farrington Highway (the turn into the City bus terminal station).

This concern was brought to our attention earlier.   We have conducted a traffic warrant study for a protected left turn phase at this signalized intersection and have found it to be warranted.   The mast arm on existing traffic signal pole needs to be extended along with signal head installation/modifications, and we are working on a design.   Only problem we anticipate is when the design is completed, whether we will have sufficient funding to implement the necessary changes.

Thank you.

Jadine Urasaki, P.E. LEED AP
Deputy Director
State of Hawaii Department of Transportation
869 Punchbowl Street, Suite 500
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Phone: 808.587.2156
Cell: 808.271.6789
Fax: 808.587.2167

Free Tax Help

AARP WILL ONCE AGAIN PROVIDE TAX AIDE TO THE WAIANAE AREA FOR FREE. EVERY TUESDAY AND THURSDAY TILL THE 14TH OF APRIL. TIME: 8 A.M. TO NOON. PLEASE BRING A COPY OF YOUR LAST YEAR TAXES, PICTURE I.D. AND SOCIAL SECURITY CARD WITH YOU TO THE WAI`ANAE NEIGHBORHOOD COMMUNITY CENTER MEETING ROOM (A.K.A, WAI`ANAE SATELLITE CITY HALL).

ANY QUESTIONS CALL 696-3369. Note: Please also check out Hawaii Tax Help (http://www.hawaiitaxhelp.org ) for more information on eligibility and locations.

Statewide Pedestrian Master Plan Mtg in Wai`anae 3/30/11

Attached is a flyer promoting the next round of public meetings for the state-wide pedestrian master plan. A meeting is scheduled for Waianae as follows:

Wednesday, March 30, 2011
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Waianae High School
85-251 Farrington Highway, Waianae, HI 96792

Click the image to zoom in. Click here to view the entire document.

Attached for your reference is a draft list of the Areas of Concern for the Pedestrian Master Plan. nte that the treatment being proposed for Farrington Highway is not a design solution but rather public education. Given that injuries to pedestrians have occurred in the crosswalk, it may be that Waianae residents would be better served by asking for a design solution. It is a complex issue because Farrington is the major road in and out of Waianae and speeds are high, but the residents of Waianae deserve some creative thinking around this one…there are far more costly projects proposed for communities where no accidents/deaths have occurred. Attachments:
AreasofConcern_v1.pdf
StatewidePedestrianMasterPlanPublicMeeting2.pdf

From: Kathleen.Chu@CH2M.com
Sent: Monday, February 21, 2011 9:51 AM
Subject: Statewide Pedestrian Master Plan: CAC Meeting #4, Friday, Feb. 25th
Importance: High
HDOT_PedPlan_Logo_r02a.jpgAloha CAC Members,

Attached are the Meeting Materials for the upcoming CAC Meeting on Friday, February 25, 1:30 PM, at various HDOT offices (5th Floor Conference Room – Punchbowl for the Oahu attendees). It’s a lot of material to review. I will be sending it out in two emails. We also are mailing hard copies of all the meeting materials to you for your convenience today.

1. Agenda
2. PowerPoint Presentation
3. Draft Area of Concern Locations
4. Draft Performance Measures Memo
5. Draft Design Guidelines: Introduction
6. Draft Design Guidelines: Toolbox 1, Thinking About Pedestrians from the Start

Second Email
7. Draft Design Guidelines: Toolbox 2, Pedestrian Friendly Streets
8. Draft Design Guidelines: Toolbox 3, Accessibility
9. Draft Design Guidelines: Toolbox 4, Sidewalks and Walkways
10. Draft Design Guidelines: Toolbox 5, Intersections and Crossings
11. Updated Workplan
12. CAC Meeting #3 (12/3/2010) Summary

Please RSVP, if you haven’t already.

Mahalo,
Kathleen
Kathleen Chu, P.E.
CH2M Hill, Inc.
1132 Bishop Street
Suite 1100
Honolulu, HI
808-440-0283
kathleen.chu@ch2m.com

Aloha Aina Earth Day Recycling Event at Wai`anae High School a Big Success

Rene Mansho of Schnitzer Steel has reported that Wai`anae High School raised $1,750 for scrap metal alone so far at its March 5  Aloha Aina Earth Day recycling event.  Mahalo nui loa to the event’s many organizers and sponsors (see list of sponsors on flyer below).
Maile wishes to personally thank volunteers from her office: Geanine McIntosh, Sandie Morimoto (who brought volunteers from Wai`anae Health Academy), and Kapua Keli`ikoa-Kama`i.  Other volunteers and donors included Maile’s family members (Summer & Manny Miles, Karen Young, and Fred Dodge), Dansen’s Auto Repair (who donated a truckload of scrap metal); Hale Nalu Surf & Bike (who donated several bikes); and Dr. Alex Kaloi (who donated bottles, scrap metal, and drove his truck to pick up donations and bulky roadside trash). 
Maile also observed several community members, such as William Jr. & Melva Aila, Mark Suiso, the Rico `Ohana, and many others.   It was great to see Wai`anae High heavily involved by donating tons of recyclables from the various buildings on campus.  Big MAHALO to Elliot Peters, Wai`anae High student body president, for spearheading the event, and all the other members of the Wai`anae High School community who came out in strong support of Aloha Aina recycling day!

Click HERE or below to view informational flyer on the event.

PROCEEDS BENEFITTED WAI`ANAE HIGH SCHOOL – MAHALO FOR YOUR SUPPORT TO “TURN TRASH TO CASH”!


 

Women of Wai`anae Yard Sale April 2 & 3, 8am-2pm

Please come to find great bargains and support Women of Waianae’s scholarship fund. The yard sale will take place at 86-021 Ala Poko Street (house on corner of Ala Poko St. & Pokai Bay Street).

Donations are being accepted. Email maliakai@hawaii.rr.com or call 696-4677 if you want to help.

For more information about WOW, visit: http://wowaianae.blogspot.com