Closure of Farrington Highway in Kapolei scheduled for Sunday night, Jan. 7

See the announcement from HIDOT below regarding road closures in Kapolei:

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
DAVID Y. IGE
GOVERNOR

JADE T. BUTAY
INTERIM DIRECTOR

For Immediate Release: Jan. 5, 2018
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CLOSURE OF FARRINGTON HIGHWAY IN KAPOLEI SCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY NIGHT, JAN. 7

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) advises Oahu motorists of closures on Farrington Highway between Wakea Street and Kalaeloa Boulevard for the Kapolei Interchange Complex, Phase 2 project. All lanes will be closed in both directions on Sunday night, Jan. 7, 2018 through Monday morning, Jan. 8, 2018 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

All ramps will remain open during closure hours. Westbound motorists will be diverted around the work zone via Kamokila Boulevard, Kapolei Parkway, and Kalaeloa Boulevard. Eastbound motorists will be detoured around the closure via Kapolei Parkway, Kamokila Boulevard, and Wakea Street. (See detour map below.) A full closure of the highway is necessary for concrete overlay work on the Farrington Highway overpass.

Electronic message boards will be posted to warn motorists of the closure. Special Duty Police Officers will be on-site to assist with traffic control. Emergency vehicles, first responders, and TheBus have been notified of the roadwork and will not be allowed through the closure.

In addition to the full closure, other daytime lane closures associated with this project are listed below.

  • Lane closure on the Farrington Highway between Wakea Street and Kalaeloa Boulevard on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018 through Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., for bridge deck work. Traffic will be contraflowed.
  • Left lane closure on the H-1 Freeway in both directions between the Wakea Street onramp and the Makakilo Drive overpass on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018 through Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., for median construction.
  • Right lane closure on the H-1 Freeway in the westbound direction between the Farrington Highway offramp (Exit 1E) and the Kalaeloa Boulevard overpass on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018 through Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., for overhead sign work.

HDOT advises motorists to prepare for the closures by checking traffic apps, mapping the best route, and adding extra travel time to their commutes. All roadwork is weather permitting.

Kapolei Detour Map

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1/11/18 – DOFAW Community Meeting – 7:00pm

The State of Hawai’i Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife will be hosting a community meeting on January 11, 2018, regarding proposed aerial shooting.

DOFAW Makaha Community Meeting – Aerial Control
Thursday, January 11, 2018
7:00 – 9:00 PM
S & L Building
85-888 Farrington Hwy
Waianae, HI 96792

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Summer Journalism Paid Internships: Deadline March 1, 2018

The Hawaii Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is accepting applications for summer internships at media organizations.

Available will be 12 summer internships for college students — 11 full-time positions over 10 weeks at 40 hours per week ($4,040 pay) and one part-time position for eight weeks at 29 hours per week ($2,343 pay).

2016 Interns

Applicants must be Hawaii residents enrolled in a college or university who attended a high school in Hawaii; any student enrolled in a college or university in Hawaii; students who completed their sophomore year of college by June 2017; or recent graduates (no earlier than May 2016).

Participating media organizations are the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Pacific Business News, Hawaii magazine, Hawaii Business, Honolulu magazine, Pacific Edge, Honolulu Civil Beat, Hawaii News Now, KHON Channel 2, KITV 4, Alexander & Baldwin (public relations) and Hawaii Public Radio.

Additional eligibility and application information can be viewed and downloaded from here. Program information can be found here.

The application deadline is March 1.

For more information, contact Craig DeSilva at 282-1038 or at cdesilva@hotmail.com, or go to hawaiispj.org/Interns/2018intern.htm.

‘Your Voice’ – Free 1-hour Workshop 2017: Waianae Dec. 16 at 1pm

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Waianae and Hunting Community Meeting 11 Dec. 2017 at 7PM

Good morning,

There will be a meeting in Waianae next week Monday, December 11 at 7:00 pm. The meeting will be held at the Waianae District Park, same place as the Waianae Neighborhood Meeting. Ken Koike was gracious enough to put this together for us quickly. Please come and spread the word about this meeting as I will be there to meet with whoever wants to voice their concerns over the project. I understand that Ken did mention this meeting at the last Waianae Neighborhood Meeting. We still plan to hold the other meeting on January 11, but I would like to take advantage of Ken’s offer to meet with the Waianae and Hunting community sooner. I am not sure if the Board of Water Supply will be able to make it to this meeting on such a short notice but I will notify them and encourage their participation.

If you could email me a list of concerns that would be appreciated. That would give us some time to get you as much of the answers as possible for the meeting. I understand that some of the concerns relate to actions and projects that are not under DLNR, i.e. the aerial rat poison distribution in Schofield.

Mahalo,

Ryan Keala Ishima Peralta
Forest Management Supervisor I

PUPUKAHI I HOLOMUA!

State of Hawaii
Department of Land and Natural Resources
Division of Forestry and Wildlife
2135 Makiki Heights Drive
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
(o) 808-973-9784 (f) 808-973-9781 (c) 808-292-5645

Monthly Statewide Siren System Test Dec. 1, 2017 at 11:45 am

The State’s monthly test of the Statewide Outdoor Warning Siren System coordinated with the test of the Live Audio Broadcast segment of the Emergency Alert System, is scheduled for Friday, December 1, 2017 at 11:45 a.m.

The warning sirens are used to alert the public to emergencies. During this test, all warning sirens will sound a one-minute Attention Alert Signal (Steady Tone) followed by a one-minute Attack Warning Signal (Wailing Tone). This will be the first month for the reinstatement of the Attack Warning Signal testing. There will be no exercise or drill on this day.

The Attention Alert Signal informs residents to turn on a radio or television for information and instruction for an impending emergency, or if in a coastal inundation area, evacuate to higher grounds. The Attack Warning Signal directs residents to seek immediate shelter and remain sheltered in place until an all-clear message is broadcasted over radio or television.

Oahu residents in areas surrounding Campbell Industrial Park may also hear a “whooping” tone following the siren test. These areas include portions of Kalaeloa, Makakilo, Nanakuli, Kapolei, & Ewa Beach. The “whooping” tone is a test of the Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) siren warning group that will be activated in the event of a HAZMAT incident. These sirens can be activated in the event of an actual HAZMAT incident requiring emergency notification of businesses, schools and residents within the vicinity of Campbell Industrial Park. Contact the City and County of Honolulu Department of Emergency Management at (808) 723-8960 for more information on the HAZMAT warning group siren test.

Tests of the outdoor warning sirens and the Emergency Alert System are conducted simultaneously, normally on the first working day of the month, in cooperation with Hawaii’s broadcast industry. Emergency management and disaster preparedness information is located at the front section of telephone directories in all counties.

Contact your emergency management/county civil defense agency to report siren operation issues:

  • Hawaii County (808) 935-0031
  • Maui County (808) 270-7285
  • City and County of Honolulu (808) 723-8960
  • Kauai County (808) 241-1800

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