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

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