HART Traffic Advisory – Week of March 20-27

The following is the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation’s traffic advisory regarding lane closures occurring next week, in the East Kapolei/Ewa and H-1 Freeway Waiawa Interchange areas.

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: LANE CLOSURES FOR HONOLULU RAIL TRANSIT PROJECT

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) would like to inform drivers about lane closures between March 20-27 as 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:

EAST KAPOLEI/EWA (FARRINGTON HIGHWAY)

Seven days a week through April 2015
Kualakai Parkway (North-South Road) to Old Fort Weaver Road
Farrington Highway between Kualakai Parkway (North-South Road) and Old Fort Weaver Road Loop will be closed in both directions this weekend for rail guideway work crossing over the highway. The section of highway will close at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 20, and reopen 5 a.m. Monday, March 23. During the highway closure, drivers traveling between East Kapolei and the Ewa/Waipahu region will still be able to access either end by using the H-1 Freeway or Kapolei Parkway/Geiger Road.

On weekdays, the eastbound direction of Farrington Highway will be open from 5 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The contractor will reclose that section of highway each weeknight from 7:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. for rail guideway construction through April 2015. 

H-1 FREEWAY WAIAWA INTERCHANGE

Sunday through Thursday between 8 p.m. and 4 a.m.
H-1/H-2 Freeways near Leeward Community College
Up to two westbound lanes and three eastbound lanes of the H-1 Freeway approaching the H-1/H-2 merge (Waiawa Interchange) will be closed overnight Sunday through Thursday. Westbound lane closures begin at 9 p.m. each evening. Rail guideway work crossing the freeway is scheduled to run until 2016.

WAIPAHU (FARRINGTON HIGHWAY)

Monday through Friday lane closures
Farrington Highway through Waipahu
The outside lanes at various locations along Farrington Highway in each direction will be closed weekdays for utility relocation work between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Leoku Street to Leokane Street

  • The westbound lanes of Farrington Highway are closed between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. The inside lanes of Farrington Highway in the same area are closed between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
  • Left turns will be restricted in the westbound direction from Farrington Highway onto Leoole Street.
  • One of the two eastbound left-turn lanes from Farrington Highway onto Leoku Street is temporarily closed 24/7 because of shaft and column work.
  • Eastbound U-turns at the intersection of Farrington Highway and Leokane Street will be restricted on Saturday, March 21 between 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for utility work.

Waipahu Depot Road to Mokuola Street

The outside lanes of Farrington Highway are closed weeknights between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. The inside eastbound lane of Farrington Highway is closed weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Mokuola Street to Paiwa Street

The intersection at Moloalo Street is closed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Left turns from Farrington Highway onto Paiwa Street have been restored.

Pupupuhi Street to Aniani Place

The outside lands of Farrington Highway are closed weeknights between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Kahualii Street to the Kamehameha Highway overpass

The inside lanes of Farrington Highway are closed weeknights between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.

PEARL CITY (KAMEHAMEHA HIGHWAY)

24-hour lane closures

Waiawa Road to Acacia Road

  • One eastbound lane and one of the two eastbound left-turn lanes from Kamehameha Highway onto Acacia Road fronting Pearl Highlands Center are closed 24/7 through Summer 2015 for foundation and column work.
  • Eastbound U-turns will be allowed at the intersection during the work.
  • One westbound left-turn lane and the inside westbound lane of Kamehameha Highway near the Acacia Road intersection will also be closed 24/7 through Summer 2015.

24-hour lane closures

Acacia Road to Waimano Home Road
24/7 lane closures are in place along Kamehameha Highway between Acacia Road and Waimano Home Road for foundation and column work through late 2015:

  • One eastbound left-turn lane from Kamehameha Highway onto Waimano Home Road and the inside eastbound lane of Kamehameha Highway will be closed 24 hours a day.
  • One westbound left-turn lane from Kamehameha Highway onto Lehua Avenue and the inside westbound lane of Kamehameha Highway will also be closed 24 hours a day as part of column foundation work. Westbound U-turns will still be allowed at the Waimano Home Road intersection.

Monday through Friday lane closures

Waiawa Road to Waimano Home Road

  • One westbound lane of Kamehameha Highway near Acacia Road is closed weeknights between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. with various left-turn pocket restrictions.
  • One eastbound lane of Kamehameha Highway in the same vicinity is also closed weeknights between 7 p.m. and 5:30 a.m.
  • The intersection at Acacia Road is closed after 9 p.m.

AIEA/ALOHA STADIUM (KAMEHAMEHA HIGHWAY)

Monday through Friday lane closures

Kuleana Road to Kaonohi Street

  • Two westbound lanes of Kamehameha Highway are closed weeknights between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. with various left-turn pocket restrictions. Two eastbound lanes of Kamehameha Highway are also closed overnight between 7 p.m. and 5:30 a.m.
  • Alternate lane closures will take place along Kaluamoi Place off Kamehameha Highway between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. weekdays. One lane will remain open at all times.
  • Intersection at Hekaha Street closed after 9 p.m.
  • Utility relocation work in area scheduled to run until mid-2015

Lipoa Place to Pali Momi Street

  • One eastbound lane of Kamehameha Highway near the Pearl Kai ShoppingCenter remains closed 24/7.
  • Two westbound lanes of Kamehameha Highway are closed between 8 p.m.and 7 a.m. with various left-turn pocket restrictions. Two eastbound lanes of Kamehameha Highway are closed between 7 p.m. and 5:30 a.m.
  • Intersection at Lipoa Place closed after 9 p.m.

Pali Momi Street to Honomanu Street

  • Two westbound lanes of Kamehameha Highway are closed between 8 p.m.and 7 a.m. with various left-turn pocket restrictions. Two eastbound lanes of Kamehameha Highway are closed between 7 p.m. and 5:30 a.m.
  • One eastbound lane of Kamehameha Highway near McGrew Point is closedweekdays between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. through mid-2015 for sidewalk work.
  • Intersection at Honomanu Street closed after 9 p.m.

Near Aloha Stadium

  • Two westbound lanes of Kamehameha Highway are closed weeknights between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. with various left-turn pocket restrictions.
  • Two eastbound lanes of Kamehameha Highway are closed between 7 p.m. and 5:30 a.m.

PEARL HARBOR/AIRPORT

Monday through Friday lane closures. There are no rail-related lane closures in the Pearl Harbor/airport area on Thursday, March 26 in observance of Prince Kuhio Day.

Kamehameha Highway from Arizona Street to Makalapa Drive

  • Two eastbound lanes of Kamehameha Highway are closed weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. for utility work.

Kamehameha Highway and Makalapa Road/Radford Drive Intersection

  • The right-turn lane from Kamehameha Highway onto Radford Drive is closed weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. for utility work. Right turns will still be permitted at the intersection.

Kamehameha Highway from Makalapa Road to Center Drive

  • Two westbound lanes and one eastbound lane of Kamehameha Highway are closed weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. for utility work.
  • The left-turn lane into Makalapa Gate will be contraflowed along the highway median

Kamehameha Highway and Center Drive Intersection

  • The right-turn lane from Center Drive (mauka) onto Kamehameha Highway is closed weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. for utility work.
  • The westbound bus stop at Kamehameha Highway and Center Drive is temporarily closed on weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. for utility work.
  • The outside westbound lane of Mauka Frontage Road/Kamehameha Highway near Center Drive is closed weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. for utility work.

H-1 Freeway (Exit 15A) Westbound to Kamehameha Highway/Center Drive intersection

  • The right lane of Exit 15A is closed weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. for utility work

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

Media Contact: Scott Ishikawa, (808) 768-6172, cell: (808) 227-2350

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