On 09/12/16, the Department of Transportation (DOT) shared some good news for eastbound afternoon drivers at the Ahupua`a o Nanakuli Homestead meeting. The eastbound contraflow lane closure is temporary and will most likely end in late 2017. By that time, a 1.2 mile continuous 5th lane should be complete in Nanakuli, which will serve as a turning lane in the morning. My hope is to secure funding to turn the 5th lane into a contraflow lane in the afternoon. This will hopefully help to alleviate both eastbound and westbound traffic during peak hours.
Some other traffic solutions that DOT is working on include:
– Feasibility study to extend the 5th lane to Hakimo Road
– $12m to resurface Farrington Highway along the entire stretch of the Waianae Coast
– Traffic cameras at the Nanakuli Ave. and Haleakala Ave. stoplights, which will allow DOT to remotely control these lights, as well as allow drivers to view these intersections online
– High-tech infrared sensors at key intersections in Nanakuli
– Makakilo interchange improvement project
– LED lighting along Farrington Hwy
– Zipper Lane: added lane and extended hours
– Kualaka`i to Kunia shoulder lane
– Tow truck service on Farrington Hwy
Contact me with your concerns at 586-7793.
Sen. Shimabukuro explained that one more permanent potential solution is to turn the fifth turning lane into a contraflow lane. This would make it three lanes westbound and two eastbound in the afternoon.
DOT Highways Division Deputy Director Edwin Sniffen addressed the community on 09/12/16.
For more information, contact:
Senator Maile Shimabukuro
(Kalaeloa, Honokai Hale, Ko Olina, Nanakuli, Ma`ili, Wai`anae, Makaha, Makua)
State Capitol, Room 222
415 South Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
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