Planned closures for rail project (Jan 25-31)

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - By: Jon Rombaoa The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) are informing drivers about lane closures from January 25 to January 31 for construction work regarding the rail project. The 20-mile rail route from East Kapolei to Ala Moana center will result in lane closures during non-peak traffic hours. EAST KAPOLEI/EWA (FARRINGTON HIGHWAY) Seven days a week through the end of January 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 is closed in both directions until Thursday morning, January 29. Starting Thursday for approximately two months, only the eastbound direction of Farrington Highway will be open to the public during the day from 5 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The contractor will reclose that section of highway each night from 7:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. for continual rail guideway construction. During the nightly closure, drivers travelling between East Kapolei and the Ewa/Waipahu region will still be able to access either side by using either the H-1 Freeway or Kapolei Parkway/Geiger Road. 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 One westbound inside lane and two eastbound inside lanes of the H-1 Freeway approaching the H-1/H-2 merge (Waiawa Interchange) are closed overnight. Rail guideway work over the H-1 Freeway in this area is scheduled to run until 2016. WAIPAHU (FARRINGTON HIGHWAY) Monday through Friday lane closures Leoku Street to Leokane Street The outside 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 p.m. Left turns will be restricted in the westbound direction from Farrington Highway onto Leoku Street. Waipahu Depot Road to Mokuola Street One eastbound lane of Farrington Highway is closed overnight between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. Mokuola Street to Awamoku Street One eastbound lane of Farrington Highway is closed overnight between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. Mokuola Street to Paiwa Street One eastbound lane of Farrington Highway is closed weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Left turns at Moloalo Street will be restricted 24 hours a day, seven days Kahualii Street to Kamehameha Highway overpass The eastbound lanes of Farrington Highway are closed overnight between 7 p.m. and 6 p.m. Ala Ike Street near Leeward Community College Lanes fronting the Leeward Community College campus will be closed overnight between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. A detour will be provided to drivers through the campus PEARL CITY (KAMEHAMEHA HIGHWAY) Monday through Friday lane closures Staggered lane closures will take place along the outside lanes of Kamehameha Highway in both directions in Pearl City and Aiea for overhead utility work between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Waiawa Road to Waimano Home Road • The westbound lanes of Kamehameha Highway near Waiawa Road (Leeward Community College entrance) are closed weeknights between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. Traffic will be contraflowed to the eastbound side of the highway. Puu Poni Street to Kaonohi Street • Two eastbound lanes of Kamehameha Highway are closed between Puu Poni Street and Kaahumanu Street between midnight Saturday, January 24 and 6 p.m. Sunday, January 25 for a city sewer line replacement project. • Two westbound lanes of Kamehameha Highway are closed overnight 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. Westbound drivers along Kamehameha Highway near Hekaha Street will be contraflowed to the eastbound side of the highway on weeknights between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. • One eastbound lane of Kamehameha Highway near Kuleana Road (HECO-Waiau power plant) and fronting Neal Blaisdell Park near Kaahumanu Street also remains closed 24/7 until mid-February. • 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. • Utility relocation work in area scheduled to run until mid-2015 AIEA/ALOHA STADIUM (KAMEHAMEHA HIGHWAY) Monday through Friday lane closures Lipoa Place to Pali Momi Street • One eastbound lane of Kamehameha Highway near the Pearl Kai Shopping Center remains closed 24/7. 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 closed 24/7 through early 2015 Near Aloha Stadium • 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. PEARL HARBOR/AIRPORT Monday through Friday lane closures Kamehameha Highway from Center Drive to Radford Drive One westbound lane of Kamehameha Highway and the eastbound left-turn lane onto Radford Drive closed weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. for utility relocation work. Intersection of Kamehameha Highway and Radford/Makalapa Drive The right-turn lane from Makalapa Drive onto Kamehameha Highway is closed weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. for traffic camera installation work. Intersection of Nimitz Highway and Aolele Street One eastbound and westbound lane of Nimitz Highway is closed weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. for traffic camera installation work. Kamehameha Highway near Gaspro One eastbound and one westbound lane of Kamehameha Highway are closed weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. for traffic camera installation work. For updates on work days and times, visit the project website at www.honolulutransit.org or contact their hotline at 566-2299. 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 vehicles and workers and equipment.

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