DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR FORD N. FUCHIGAMI DIRECTOR
For Immediate Release: Feb. 16, 2016 16-0064
NO MAINTENANCE WORK SCHEDULED ON FARRINGTON HIGHWAY IN NANAKULI FEB. 20
HONOLULU – Last Saturday, Feb. 13 HDOT maintenance crews were working on scraping shoulders on Farrington Highway. Shoulder scraping is required to maintain the safety of the facility to ensure they are clear for highway usage and that the vegetation does not move into the shoulder and travel way. A schedule had been previously set to perform the work. However, as other maintenance issues arose including those generated by the large surf, maintenance prioritizations were adjusted and our crews fell behind their original schedules. Our crews, in trying to catch up with the maintenance schedules, worked on Saturday to perform the duties on Farrington Highway. Unfortunately, we did not update our notifications to the community before we moved forward with the scheduling change. HDOT apologizes to those who were impacted by our work this weekend, especially as we did not properly notify the public of our schedule.
We will be sure to do so in the future. HDOT will not be performing work on Farrington Highway on Feb. 20. Message boards indicating the upcoming work were placed as a precaution if additional work was required this coming weekend. The message boards are being removed. We will be coordinating with the area legislators and the community to determine the best times for scheduled work. Although night work is generally preferred to most of the commuters, the night hours may not be available for maintenance work due to limitations with the permitting process and environmental regulations with regard to noise, lighting and wildlife. Weekly lane closure information for projects statewide is posted at the HDOT website at http://hidot.hawaii.gov/highways/roadwork/ Please monitor HDOT updates on Twitter @DOTHawaii or on Facebook by following the Hawaii Department of Transportation.
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