Waianae Library August 2015 Programs

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Waianae Public Library will host Amira Shea, local author and writing professional for two programs at Waianae Public Library in August.

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Resume Workshop on Wednesday August 12, 2015 at 6:00 pm.  Shea will provide guidance on current trends in the field, formatting and wording suggestions, and general tips to help you put your best foot forward in today’s job market.

Storytime with Amira Shea  on Saturday August 15, 2015 at 10:30 am.  Shea will be back at Waianae Public Library but this time it’s all fun, reading from her children’s picture books featuring “The Adventures of Amarys & Indigo”.  This new series of early readers features 4 year old fraternal twins Amarys & Indigo, kama’aina kids of mixed African-American ancestry, adding another voice to Hawaii’s multicultural chorus.  Copies of the books will be available for purchase and signing by the author.

Inpeace Keiki Steps Flier 2015-16

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KITV4: ‘Nanakuli Water Main Break Leads to New Calls for Bypass Road’

Excerpts from Andrew Pereira’s 27 July 2015 KITV4 report:

When a 24-inch water main broke late Saturday afternoon on Farrington Highway in Nanakuli, it created a chokepoint that wasn’t resolved until 6:30 Monday morning.

Hawaii Department of Transportation spokesman Tim Sakahara said the state has no current plans for an alternate route for Waianae Coast residents. However, late Monday, state Sen. Maile Shimabukuro issued a news release calling for an expansion of the WCEAR by condemning Paakea Road and making it public, while also building an additional back road to connect Helelua to Nanakuli Homesteads.

“Having this additional back road, at least for emergencies, could have bypassed the water main break,” Shimabukuro said in the release. “The main break is a prime example of why a permanent and accessible public roadway is a critical need for our community. The type of gridlock Waianae Coast residents have to endure any time there is an obstruction along Farrington Highway is not just an inconvenience, it also poses a genuine public hazard if there ever is a situation in the future where motorists need to evacuate the area quickly.”

Shimabukuro is urging feedback on her proposal and urged residents to contact her office. [See Water Main Break Update: Sen. Shimabukuro is Asking – Do You Support Making Portions of WCEAR Public & Connecting Piliokahi Ave. to Helelua St. to Bypass Emergencies Like This in the Future?]

“The city is doing the access roads, OK that’s city jurisdiction, it’s a road,” said [Rep. Andria] Tupola. “But, a Mauka Highway, that needs to be a state DOT priority, which then falls into our laps. That means as a state we need to prioritize that money.”

According to Tupola, Kolekole Pass remains off limits as an emergency route until the U.S. Navy can acquire funding for road improvements, which won’t happen until at least the 2017 federal fiscal year.

“The Army side is opened and it’s very well maintained,” said Tupola. “The Navy does not have money to maintain their side, so they decided to close it off.”

Click here to read the full article and watch the video on the KITV4 site.
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Sen. Shimabukuro contact information: Hawaii State Capitol, Room 222, 415 South Beretania Street, Honolulu, HI 96813; Phone: (808) 586-7793; FAX: (808) 586-7797; Email: maileshimabukuro@yahoo.com or senshimabukuro@capitol.hawaii.gov

Farrington Highway Update: Lanes Reopened

Great news!  Farrington Hwy reopened following water main break:

“Police have opened two eastbound lanes and one westbound lane on Farrington Highway at Piliokahi Avenue for the Monday morning commute.

BWS finished repaving Farrington Highway, between Piliokahi and Nanakuli Avenues, before 3 a.m. Monday. But crews are keeping some lanes closed so they can complete procedures to disinfect the repaired main and connect it back to the BWS system.”

Here’s a link to the HI News Now story:
http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/29633321/breaking-water-main-break-closes-part-of-farrington-highway-in-nanakuli

Tell me what you think about potential solutions to our traffic problem, such as:

1) condemning portions of the Waianae Coast Emergency Access Rd (WCEAR) to make them public roads, and

2) connecting Piliokahi Ave. to Helelua St. through a new back road to create a bypass.

More information about potential solutions can be found in this blog post:

https://21maile.com/2015/07/26/water-main-break-update-sen-shimabukuro-is-asking-do-you-support-connecting-piliokahi-ave-to-helelua-street-to-bypass-emergencies-like-this-in-the-future/

Water Main Break Update: Sen. Shimabukuro is Asking – Do You Support Making Portions of WCEAR Public & Connecting Piliokahi Ave. to Helelua St. to Bypass Emergencies Like This in the Future?

The Nanakuli water main break is a prime example of why we should:

1) Condemn Paakea Road to make it a public road so that the gated portion is open at all times. We should condemn other portions of  WCEAR to make them public also;

2) Build an additional back road connecting Helelua to the Nanakuli Homesteads, which comes out at Piliokahi Avenue. Having this additional road, at least for emergencies, could have bypassed the water main break.

Please let me know if you support these proposed solutions. We must have community support to push these ideas forward!

Emergency Travel Advisory: If you are coming from Maili, Waianae, or Makaha, try going on Mailiili Road to connect to Paakea Road. From Paakea Road you should be able to connect to the Waianae Coast Emergency Access Road (WCEAR) at the gated portion of Paakea Road (which was opened in the afternoon on 7/26/15). Continue to follow WCEAR to Lualualei Naval Road, then turn left to proceed along WCEAR behind Sack N Save. WCEAR will then connect to Helelua Street and return you back to Farrington Hwy.

You can also connect to WCEAR through Sea Country (Kaukama Road), by taking the first left after the swimming pool.

7/26/15, Congestion, Mā’ili Point to Helelua Street

If you live before Sea Country (Ka’ukama Road), to avoid traffic from Mā’ili Point to Helelua Street, travel on Ma’ili’ili Road to connect to the Wai’anae Coast Emergency Access Route (WCEAR), even if you have to backtrack.

Waianae Coast Emergency Access Road (WCEAR) Open

The Waianae Coast Emergency Access Road (WCEAR) is open from Sea Country to Helelua Street.

DOT 2015: Lane Closures for the Weekend of Friday, July 24, to Sunday, July 26

Click2-80 DOT 2015: Lane Closures for the Weekend of Friday, July 24, to Sunday, July 26

Patricio & Hose Interview Sen. Shimabukuro re Ho’opili Housing Project

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Roy Patricio & Sen. Shimabukuro

Roy Patricio & Sen. Shimabukuro

Precious Hose & Sen. Shimabukuro

Precious Hose & Sen. Shimabukuro

Related article: Students Interview Sen. Shimabukuro About Ho’opili

Students Interview Sen. Shimabukuro About Ho’opili

 Kamehameha Schools students Roy-Jacob Patricio and Precious Hose interviewed Sen. Shimabukuro about the proposed  Ho'opili housing development.  This issue is currently pending before the HI Supreme Court.  Patricio and Hose both reside on the Waianae Coast.


Kamehameha Schools students Roy-Jacob Patricio and Precious Hose interviewed Sen. Shimabukuro about the proposed Ho’opili housing development. This issue is currently pending before the HI Supreme Court. Patricio and Hose both reside on the Waianae Coast.

Related article: Patricio & Hose Interview Sen. Shimabukuro re Ho’opili Housing Project

Sen. Shimabukuro Meets with HI Teamsters & Allied Workers

On 7/6/15, Sen. Shimabukuro met with Wayne Kaululaau, Assistant Business Agent for the Hawaii Teamsters & Allied Workers Local 996.  Kaululaau is a proud Waianae High School graduate.

On 7/6/15, Sen. Shimabukuro met with Wayne Kaululaau, Assistant Business Agent for the Hawaii Teamsters & Allied Workers Local 996. Kaululaau is a proud Waianae High School graduate.

Rental Assistance Program

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KHON2: Lawmakers Call for More Action Over Red Hill Fuel Facility Drinking Water

http://khon2.com/2015/07/17/lawmakers-call-for-more-action-over-red-hill-fuel-facility-drinking-water/

‘Temple Under Siege’ Film Screening & Panel Discussion 8/7/15 at 5:30pm

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Wai‘anae Film Series
Presents:
“TEMPLE UNDER SIEGE”
a film by Puhipau and Joan Lander
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A FREE FILM SCREENING AND PANEL DISCUSSION
Get the real story you don‘t hear in the news.

When: Friday, August 7, 2015

Where: At Kamehameha Schools Community Learning Center at Nānākuli 89-101 Farrington Hwy.

FEATURED FILM:
Mauna Kea – Temple Under Siege
(a film by Puhipau and Joan Lander of Na Maka o ka ‘Aina)

FEATURED GUEST SPEAKERS:
  Kealoha Pisciotta, Mauna Kea Anaina Hou, Hawaii Supreme Court, Petitioner/Appellant vs UH Hilo/TMT
Williamson Chang, Professor, UH Manoa School of Law
Darwin Bohnet, Assistant Professor of Science, Leeward Community College
Possible guest appearance by Walter Ritte, Hawaiian Activist

Schedule for the evening:
5:30pm – Heavy Pupus (while they last)
6:00pm – Introductions and films
6:45 – Guest Speakers & Large Group Discussions

  THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Consider bringing a mess kit – fork, napkin, plate – to mālama ʻāina! 

Please RSVP at: waianaefilmseries@gmail.com

Cosponsors:
AiKea, DMZ Hawai‘i/Aloha ‘Āina, Hawai‘i Peace and Justice, KAHEA: The Hawaiian-Environmental Alliance, MANA: Movement for Aloha No Ka ‘Āina, and the Wai‘anae Environmental Justice Working Group 

Planning Committee:
Pua Ford, Maimun Yusuf, Lucy Gay, Summer Miles, Mona Diaz-Malasig Food provided by: Maimun Yusuf, ‘Ai Pōhaku & Kahumana Organic Farm & Café


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Town Hall Meeting 7/16/15: Westside Traffic Solutions

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Maile 032914AKHON2: A town hall meeting, organized and hosted by State Senator Maile Shimabukuro, “took place from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Nanaikapono Elementary School…. Officials [from the State Department of Transportation, a representative from City Transportation Services, and H.A.R.T.] heard suggestions from residents such as opening a full-time bypass road and adding another lane on Farrington Highway. No final decisions were made, but officials say they are open to all ideas.” Watch the video and read the full article here.

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Update 7/23/15

TOWN HALL MEETING AGENDA: WAI`ANAE COAST TRAFFIC SOLUTIONS

Thursday, July 16, 2015, 6:30-9pm, Nanaikapono Elementary Cafeteria

I. Welcome, Dinner, Introductions of Panelists & Special Guests

A. Panelists

  • DOT (Deputy Director-Highways Division Edwin Sniffen)
  • DTS (Deputy Director Mark Garrity and Chief Traffic Engineer Mark Kikuchi)
  • OMPO (Executive Director Brian Gibson)
  • DHHL (Deputy Director William Aila, Jr.)
  • US Navy (Community Planning Liaison Officer Victor Flint)

B. Special Guests

  • Office of Senator Mazie Hirono (Alan Yamamoto)
  • Office of Representative Tulsi Gabbard (Walt Kaneakua & James Hamada)
  • State & City Legislators (Sen. Shimabukuro, Rep. Tupola, Rep. Jordan, Councilwoman Pine)
  • HART (Deputy Director of Construction Tom LeBeau and Deputy Director of Utilities & Traffic Kai Nani Kraut)
  • Neighborhood Board members
  • vRide (Kanani Iaea)
  • No Vote No Grumble (Alex Santiago and Jolyn Balenti)

II. DOT Updates

  • Nanakuli turn lanes: night work permit approved
  • $1m in Budget for congestion relief from Honokai Hale to Hakimo Rd. (Note: These funds are reserved for relocating the historic railroad along the Waianae Coast)
  • Nanakuli median issue: planning to replace landscaping with median barriers
  • Waianae High traffic signal: safety requires turns to cease when pedestrians cross
  • Work with OMPO on highway widening study

III. OMPO Updates

  • Road widening and safety improvements from Kalaeloa to Hakimo Rd.: up to $233m potential funding in the 2nd tier of projects through the year 2035; DOT hopes to work with OMPO to start planning for use of these funds
  • Leeward Bike Path
  • Makaha Surfing Beach highway re-routing feasibility study
  • Kapolei Interchange near waterpark to be improved

IV. DTS Updates

  • Waianae Coast Emergency Access Road (WCEAR) update
  • “Bridge to Nowhere” in Nanakuli: Can we consider opening the gate half way for everyday pedestrian use?
  • Traffic Solutions: Re-visit condemnation of Paakea Rd. to open it up to the public?

V. US Navy

  • Kolekole Pass: MOA being finalized for emergency use only; possible transport of emergency vehicles & groups; road not suitable for mass evacuation in private cars
  • WCEAR: MOA being finalized to formalize a 5-year protocol for use of road during City-declared emergencies

VI. DHHL

  • Traffic Solutions: Re-visit connecting Piliokahi Ave. to Nanakuli Ave.?
  • Funds in 2014 Budget to relocate crosswalk in Nanakuli Homestead
  • WCEAR involvement
  • Other potential traffic relief

VII. Annoucements from Special Guests (if any)

  • vRide Announcement: Kanani Iaea
  • Announcements from legislators and neighborhood board members

VIII. Q & A from Audience

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Related article: Town Hall Meeting: Wai`anae Coast Traffic Solutions 7/16/15

Mauka Highway & Kolekole Pass Studies

Last updated 8/21/19

Mauka Highway Study:  OMPO. “On the Status of Waianae Coast Transportation Studies and Projects.” In response to House Resolution 160 (2002). http://www.oahumpo.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/waianae_report.pdf

Kolekole Pass Study:  Ching, Lance. “Through Kolekole Pass: Using Lualualei Naval Road as an emergency access route.” In response to House Concurrent Resolution No. 223,H.D.1,(2010)

  • According to the Navy, two-way traffic on Lualualei Naval Road into and out of the leeward coast could not be conducted safely.  Further,the road can only support emergency vehicles and reasonably-sized motor vehicles — large vehicles(e.g.,buses, commercial vehicles, tractor/trailers, etc.) cannot be supported.  (note that this report occurred BEFORE 2011 when massive weather damages were sustained) http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=59706)

http://lrbhawaii.info/lrbrpts/10/kolekole.pdf

Research above was conducted by:

James Hamada/Casework Intern
Office of U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard
Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Federal Building
300 Ala Moana Blvd, Suite 5-104
Honolulu, HI 96850
Email: hi02dointern4@mail.house.gov
http://Gabbard.house.gov

Final Environmental Assessment: Waianae Coast Emergency Access Road, Waianae, Island of Oahu, Hawaii, April 2002  Waianae-Emergency-Access-Road-EA-2001

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Note from Sen. Shimabukuro:  The 2002 OMPO Report above states that the City Department of Transportation Services (DTS) was planning to conduct a feasibility study regarding a proposed 2nd access route from Lualualei Naval Road to Kunia.  However, according to Mark Kikuchi of DTS, the City did not complete the study since the route’s requirements for dedication to the City were deemed unfeasible.

timesunion.com News piece: Honolulu commuters sleep, eat in cars to deal with traffic

Sen. Maile Shimabukuro recalled an embarrassing event. She set out early for a committee meeting, but a traffic incident turned her 28-mile commute on the express bus from Nanakuli into a nearly five-hour saga. The bus driver gave up, making riders get out with more than 2 miles left on the route.

“I had to walk from the park, and I was already two hours late. It was the most horrendous thing ever,” Shimabukuro said.

http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Honolulu-commuters-sleep-eat-in-cars-to-beat-6354151.php

HART-Media Advisory for Tuesday, July 14th

From: Oliveira, Joyce A. M.
Sent: Monday, July 13, 2015 12:18 PM
Subject: HART-Media Advisory for Tuesday, July 14th

Dear Senator,

Please find attached HART’s media advisory for Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 10:30 am.  At tomorrow’s briefing, HART will provide a construction update regarding the rail guideway work over the H-1 Freeway.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Thank you,

Joyce Oliveira
Director of Government Relations
Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation

HART MEDIA ADVISORY_BCS_

HDOT News Release: Weekly Lane Closures

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR
FORD N. FUCHIGAMI DIRECTOR

OAHU LANE CLOSURES FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 11 – JULY 17
PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting.

— H-1 FREEWAY —

1) AIEA (NIGHT WORK) Two left lanes closed on the H-1 Freeway in the westbound direction between the Kaimakani Street Overpass and the Kaamilo Street Overpass on Wednesday night, July 15, through Thursday morning, July 16, from 8 p.m. to 4:30 a.m., nightly, for zipper barrier installations. For more information, visit the project website at www.pmcontraflow.com or call the project hotline at (808) 945-1144.

2) KAPOLEI (NIGHT WORK) Alternating lane closures on the H-1 Freeway in the eastbound direction between the Kapolei/Ewa Off-Ramp (Exit 3) and the Kualakai Parkway On-Ramp on Monday, July 13, through Friday, July 17, from 7:30 p.m. to 4 a.m., for road construction.

3) PEARL CITY (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) Up to three lanes closed on the H-1 Freeway in both directions between the Kamehameha Highway Overpass and the Waiawa Road Overpass for the rail project. · Westbound lanes closed on Saturday night, July 11, through Sunday morning, July 12, from 8 p.m. to 10 a.m. · Lanes closed on Sunday night, July 12, through Friday morning, July 17, from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m., nightly. The number of lanes closed will vary depending on the location of the roadwork. For more information, please visit the project website for The Rail at http://www.honolulutransit.org/.

4) PEARL CITY TO WAIPAHU Two right lanes closed on the H-1 Freeway in the westbound direction between the Pearl City/Waimalu Off-Ramp (Exit 10) and the H-1/H-2 Split on Monday, July 13, through Friday, July 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for deck widening. For more information, visit the project website at www.pmcontraflow.com or call the project hotline at (808) 945-1144..

5) PEARL HARBOR Right lane closure of the Arizona Memorial/Stadium Off-Ramp (Exit 15A) of the H-1 Freeway to Kamehameha Highway in the westbound direction on Monday, July 13, through Friday, July 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for The Rail Project. For more information, please visit the project website for The Rail at http://www.honolulutransit.org/.

6) SALT LAKE TO HONOLULU INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (NIGHT WORK) Two lanes closed on the H-1 Freeway in the eastbound direction from the Radford Drive Overpass to the Keehi Interchange on Tuesday night, July 14, through Friday morning, July 17, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., for deck sealing.  All ramps will remain open.

7) WAIPAHU (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) Full closure of the Waipahu Off-Ramp (Exit 8B) from the H-1 Freeway in the westbound direction for the rail project. · Saturday night, July 11, through Sunday morning, July 12, from 8 p.m. to 10 a.m. · Sunday night, July 12, through Friday morning, July 17, from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m., nightly. For more information, please visit the project website for The Rail at http://www.honolulutransit.org/.

8) WAIPAHU TO KAPOLEI Shoulder closure on the H-1 Freeway in the westbound direction between the Kunia Off-Ramp (Exit 5B) and the Kapolei/Ewa Off-Ramp (Exit 3) on Monday, July 13, through Friday, July 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for utility installations.
— H-201 MOANALUA FREEWAY —

1) HALAWA Lane closure on the H-201 Moanalua Freeway in the westbound direction between the Red Hill/Moanalua Off-Ramp (Exit 2)  and the H-3 Freeway/Kaneohe Off-Ramp (Exit 1D) on Wednesday, July 15, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for tree trimming in the median.

— H-3 FREEWAY —

1) KANEOHE Right shoulder closure on the H-3 Freeway in the Honolulu-bound direction between the Mokapu Saddle Road On-Ramp and the Kapaa Quarry Place Underpass on Monday, July 13, through Friday, July 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for roadside maintenance.  

2) KANEOHE Right shoulder closure on the H-3 Freeway in the Kaneohe-bound direction between the Kamehameha Highway On-Ramp and the Kapaa Quarry Place Underpass on Monday, July 13, through Friday, July 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for utility installations.

3) KANEOHE Lane closure on the H-3 Freeway in both directions between the Mokapu Saddle Road Underpass and the Kamehameha Highway Off-Ramp (Exit 11) on Monday, July 13, through Friday, July 17, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily, for median maintenance.
— FARRINGTON HIGHWAY —

1) HONOKAI HALE Right lane closure on Farrington Highway in the westbound direction between the H-1 Freeway and Waiomea Street on Monday, July 13, through Friday, July 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for drainage improvements.

2) PEARL CITY (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) Two lanes closed on Farrington Highway in the eastbound direction between the Kamehameha Highway Overpass and Waiawa Road for the rail project. · Lanes closed on Saturday night, July 11, through Sunday morning, July 12, from 8 p.m. to 10 a.m. · Lanes closed on Sunday night, July 12, through Friday morning, July 17, from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m., nightly. For more information, please visit the project website for The Rail at http://www.honolulutransit.org/.

3) PEARL CITY (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) Full closure of the Farrington Highway eastbound on-ramp to the H-2 Freeway in the northbound direction for the rail project. · Full closure on Saturday night, July 11, through Sunday morning, July 12, from 8 p.m. to 10 a.m. · Full closure on Sunday night, July 12, through Friday morning, July 17, from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m., nightly. For more information, please visit the project website for The Rail at http://www.honolulutransit.org/.

4) PEARL CITY TO WAIPAHU (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) Single lane closure on Farrington Highway in the westbound direction between Waiawa Road and Kahualii Street, on Sunday night, July 12, through Friday morning, July 17, from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m., nightly, for the rail project. For more information, please visit the project website for The Rail at http://www.honolulutransit.org/.

5) WAIPAHU (WEEKEND WORK) Honolulu Rail Transit will be working on Farrington Highway this week at various locations. Please visit The Rail’s project website for more details at http://www.honolulutransit.org/.
— KALANIANAOLE HIGHWAY —

1) HAWAII KAI Lane closure on Kalanianaole Highway in the eastbound direction between West Hind Drive and Keahole Street on Monday, July 13, through Friday, July 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for pavement striping installations as part of the Kalanianaole Highway Resurfacing project.

2) HAWAII KAI Lane closure on Kalanianaole Highway in the eastbound direction between Kealahou Street and the Hawaii Kai Golf Course on Monday, July 13, through Friday, July 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., daily, for manhole work and utility installations.

3) KAILUA Right shoulder closure on Kalanianaole Highway in the northbound direction between Keolu Drive and Ulupii Street on Monday, July 13, through Friday, July 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for roadside maintenance.

4) WAIMANALO Lane closure on Kalanianaole Highway in both directions between Keolu Drive and Aloiloi Street on Monday, July 13, through Friday, July 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for utility maintenance.
— KAMEHAMEHA HIGHWAY —

1) HAUULA Lane closure on Kamehameha Highway in the southbound direction between Punaluu Valley Road and Kahana Valley Road on Tuesday, July 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for utility pole replacements.

2) KAAAWA (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) 24/7 lane closure on Kamehameha Highway in the northbound direction between Keo Place and Trout Farm Road for emergency shoreline improvements.  Traffic will be contraflowed in the remaining open lane.  Motorists are advised to expect delays.

3) KAHALUU Alternating right lane closure on Kamehameha Highway in both directions between Kahekili Highway and Waiahole Valley Road on Monday, July 13, through Friday, July 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for utility installations.

4) MILILANI Lane closures on Kamehameha Highway in both directions between Lanikuhana Avenue and Waihau Street on Monday, July 13, through Friday, July 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for incidental resurfacing work such as permanent striping and markers, loop detectors, and asphalt curb installations. One lane will be open for motorists at all times. Motorists are advised to expect traffic delays and use alternate roadways such as Kuahelani Avenue, Meheula Parkway, Lanikuhana Avenue, Ka Uka Boulevard and the H-2 freeway.

5) MILILANI Lane closures in various locations on Kamehameha Highway in both directions between Ka Uka Boulevard and Waihau Street, on Monday, July 13, through Friday, July 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for guardrail repairs.

6) MILILANI Lane closures on Kamehameha Highway in the southbound direction at the pedestrian overpass near Mililani Uka Elementary School on Monday, July 13, through Friday, July 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for bridge repairs. Southbound traffic will be contraflowed in the northbound lane. Special Duty officers will be on site directing traffic.

7) PEARL CITY Two lanes closed on Kamehameha Highway in the eastbound direction between Puu Poni Street and Kuleana Road on Monday, July 13, through Tuesday, July 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for bridge deck widening of the H-1 Freeway. For more information, please visit the project website at www.pmcontraflow.com or call the project hotline at (808) 945-1144.

8) PEARL CITY TO AIEA (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) Honolulu Rail Transit will be working on Kamehameha Highway this week at various locations. · 24/7 lane closures in both directions between Waiawa Road and Acacia Road. · 24/7 lane closures in both directions between Acacia Road and Waimano Home Road. · 24/7 lane closures in both directions between Lipoa Place and Pali Momi Street. · Lane closures in the westbound direction between Pali Momi Street and Honomanu Street, Monday through Friday. · Lane closures in both directions between Puu Poni Street and Kaonohi Street, Monday through Friday. · Lane closures in both directions between Salt Lake Boulevard and Honomanu Street, Monday through Friday. Please visit The Rail’s project website for more details at http://www.honolulutransit.org/.

9) WAIKANE Single lane closure on Kamehameha Highway in the northbound direction between Kaimalolo Place and Waiahole Homestead Road on Tuesday, July 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for utility pole replacements.

10) WAIKANE TO KAAAWA Alternating lane closure on Kamehameha Highway in both directions between Waikane Valley Road and Pohuehue Road on Monday, July 13, through Friday, July 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., daily, for installation of rumble strips.
— NIMITZ HIGHWAY —

1) PEARL HARBOR Right lane closure on Nimitz Highway at the Arizona Memorial/Stadium Off-Ramp to Kamehameha Highway in the westbound direction on Monday, July 13, through Friday, July 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for the rail project.  For more information, please visit the project website for The Rail at http://www.honolulutransit.org/.

2)  HONOLULU Left lane closure on Nimitz Highway in the eastbound direction at the Kukahi Street intersection between Pacific Street and Sumner Street on Monday, July 13, through Friday, July 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for paving work.
— NIMITZ HIGHWAY MAKAI FRONTAGE ROAD —

1) HONOLULU Single lane closure on the Nimitz Highway Makai Frontage Road in the eastbound direction between Center Drive and Valkenburgh Street on Monday, July 13, through Friday, July 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for the rail project.

For more information, please visit the project website for The Rail at http://www.honolulutransit.org/.
— PALI HIGHWAY —

1) NUUANU Lane closure on the Pali Highway in both directions between Hinalo Place and Puiwa Road on Wednesday, July 15, through Friday, July 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for repaving work.

2) KANEOHE Shoulder closure on the Pali Highway in the Honolulu-bound direction between Kamehameha Highway and the Pali Tunnels on Monday, July 13, through Friday, July 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., for tree trimming and utility installations.

3) KANEOHE Shoulder closure on the Pali Highway in the Kaneohe-bound direction between the Pali Tunnels and Kamehameha Highway on Monday, July 13 , through Friday, July 17, from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., for tree trimming and utility installations.
— ALA MOANA BOULEVARD —

1) HONOLULU Lane closure on Ala Moana Boulevard in both directions between Queen Street and Atkinson Drive on Monday, July 13, through Friday, July 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for concrete pumping and deliveries.

2) HONOLULU Right lane closed on Ala Moana Boulevard in the eastbound direction between Kahanamoku Street and Kalakaua Avenue on Monday, July 13, through Friday, July 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., daily, for sewage maintenance.
— VINEYARD BOULEVARD —

1) HONOLULU Roving single lane closures on Vineyard Boulevard in both directions between Palama Street and the eastbound H-1 Freeway On-Ramp on Monday, July 13, through Friday, July 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for road repairs and landscape maintenance.

The Vineyard Boulevard Resurfacing Project will resurface 10.5 lane miles from Palama Street to the H-1 Freeway On-Ramp. The repairs include sidewalks, curbs, gutters, installing bus pads, replacing existing traffic signal heads, energy-efficient, LED optical units, extending left turn lanes at the Palama Street and Liliha Street intersections, and landscaping.

2) HONOLULU Lane closure on Vineyard Boulevard in the eastbound direction at the College Walk intersection between River Street and Aala Street on Thursday, July 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for sewage maintenance.

— KALIHI STREET —

1) KALIHI Lane closure on Kalihi Street in the northbound direction between Colburn Street and Dillingham Boulevard on Monday, July 13, through Friday, July 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for pole maintenance.

2) KALIHI Lane closures on Kalihi Street in both directions at the North School Street Intersection, North King Street Intersection, and Dillingham Boulevard Intersection on Monday, July 13, through Friday, July 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for utility pole maintenance.
— LILIHA STREET —

1) HONOLULU Lane closures on Liliha Street in both directions between King Street and North Kukui Street on Monday, July 13, and Wednesday, July 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., daily, for sewage maintenance.

2) HONOLULU Lane closure on Liliha Street in both directions at the Vineyard Boulevard intersection between N.Kukui Street and Kauluwela Place on Tuesday, July 14, through Wednesday, July 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for sewage maintenance.

3) HONOLULU Lane closure on Liliha Street in the southbound direction between School Street and N. King Street on Monday, July 13, through Friday, July 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for pole maintenance and sewage maintenance.
— MIDDLE STREET —
1) KALIHI (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) Alternating lane closure on Middle Street in the southbound direction between North King Street and Kamehameha Highway on Friday night, July 10, through Saturday morning, July 11, and Monday night, July 13, through Saturday morning, July 18, from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m., nightly, for the Middle Street Pavement Reconstruction project. There will also be a 24/7 sidewalk closure on the west side of Middle Street. Signage will be posted instructing pedestrians to use the east sidewalk.
— KANEOHE BAY DRIVE —
1) KANEOHE Lane closure on Kaneohe Bay Drive in the westbound direction between Makalani Street and Kamehameha Highway on Wednesday, July 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for pole replacements.
— FORT WEAVER ROAD —

1) WAIPAHU (NIGHT WORK) Full closure of Fort Weaver Road in both directions between the H-1 Freeway and Laulaunui Street on Monday night, July 13, through Tuesday morning, July 14, from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. for the Rail project.

For more information, please visit the project website for The Rail at http://www.honolulutransit.org/.

— MOANALUA ROAD —

1) HONOLULU Alternating single lane closure on Moanalua Road in both directions between Kaahumanu Street and Hoomalu Street, on Monday, July 13, through Friday, July 17, from 9 p.m. to 4:30 a.m., for overhead cable repairs.
— HALONA STREET —
1) HONOLULU (WEEKEND WORK) Right lane closure on Halona Street in the westbound direction between Kaauwai Place and Houghtailing Street on Saturday, July 11, from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for electrical work.

HART Traffic Advisory – Week of July 12

Dear Senator Shimabukuro,

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

Thank you,
Joyce Oliveira
Director of Government Relations
Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation

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