TRAFFIC ADVISORY: LANE CLOSURES FOR HONOLULU RAIL TRANSIT PROJECT

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) would like to inform
drivers about lane closures next week related to design and construction work for
the Honolulu rail transit project. Motorists are advised that work along the 20-mile
rail route from East Kapolei to Ala Moana Center will require lane closures during
non-peak traffic hours.

All lane closures scheduled for next week are subject to change and may be
postponed because of the approaching storms. HART will provide updates on
any schedule changes or cancellations. All rail-related construction for
Thursday evening, August 7, and all of Friday, August 8, has been cancelled.
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 a safe distance between their
vehicles and workers and equipment.

EWA

Farrington Highway between Kualakai Parkway (North-South Road) and Old
FortWeaver Road will be closed overnight from Monday, August 11 to Friday,
August 15 between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. the following morning for utility relocation
work. Drivers traveling between East Kapolei and the Ewa/Waipahu region during
the overnight closures will still be able to use either the H-1 Freeway on the north
end, or Kapolei Parkway on the south end. That nightly detour will run until the end
of August.

Left turns from Farrington Highway in Ewa onto FortWeaver Road heading
northbound will be restricted 24/7 through the end of August for column
construction. Drivers heading eastbound along Farrington Highway will be asked
to make a detour up Leoku Street to access FortWeaver Road through either Leolua
orWaipahu streets.

H-1 FREEWAY WAIAWA INTERCHANGE

Two southbound lanes of the H-2 Freeway near theWaiawa Interchange (H-
1/H-2 merge) will be closed overnight from Sunday, August 10 to Thursday,
August 14 between 8:30 p.m. and 4 a.m. the following morning for utility work.

WAIPAHU

One eastbound lane of Farrington Highway between Leokane Street and Pupukahi
Street will be closed overnight from Monday, August 11 to Friday, August 15
between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. for utility work. One block of Leokane Street between
Leonui Street and Farrington Highway will also be closed.
The eastbound lanes of Farrington Highway betweenWaipahu Depot Road and
Mokuola Street will be closed overnight from Monday, August 11 to Friday, August
15 between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. for utility work.
The westbound lanes of Farrington Highway between Paiwa Street and Kahualii
Street will be closed overnight from Monday, August 11 to Friday, August 15
between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. for construction preparation work.
 The westbound left-turn lane pockets along Farrington Highway at the Paiwa
Street andWaipio Point Access Road intersections will be shortened 24/7 
during the work.

PEARL CITY

Various sections of the outside lanes of Kamehameha Highway in Pearl City and Aiea
in both directions will be closed for overhead utility work.
Two westbound lanes and two eastbound lanes along Kamehameha Highway will be
closed overnight betweenWaiawa Road (near Leeward Community College) and
Kuleana Road from Monday, August 11 to Friday, August 15 between 8 p.m. and 7
a.m. for utility relocation/excavation work:
 The intersection of Acacia Road will be closed after 9 p.m. on weeknights
 The outside eastbound lane of Kamehameha Highway between Acacia
Road andWaimano Home Road will be closed weekdays 24/7 for
roadway widening work. An additional eastbound lane will be closed
weekdays between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m.

PEARL CITY (CONTINUED)

The inner eastbound lane of Kamehameha Highway near Kuleana Road, including
the left-turn lane at Kuleana Road, will be closed 24/7 for several weeks for utility
work. An additional eastbound lane will also be closed on weekdays between 7 a.m.
and 3:30 p.m.

AIEA/ALOHA STADIUM

Two westbound and eastbound lanes of Kamehameha Highway between Kuleana
Road and Hekaha Street will be closed overnight Monday, August 11 to Friday,
August 15 between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. for utility relocation work.
Two eastbound and westbound lanes of Kamehameha Highway between Pali Momi
Street and Honomanu Street will be closed overnight Monday, August 11 to Friday,
August 15 between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. for utility relocation work. Eastbound traffic
during night work will be directed to a temporary lane on westbound side of
highway.
 The left eastbound lane of Kamehameha Highway between Lipoa Place and
Pali Momi Street will also be closed 24 hours a day for test shaft work.
The right eastbound lane of Kamehameha Highway between theMoanalua
Freeway on-ramp and Salt Lake Boulevard will be closed 24 hours a day, seven
days a week for roadway widening and installation of utility lines for traffic signals.
 One westbound lane of Kamehameha Highway in the same vicinity will also
be closed from Monday, August 11 to Friday, August 15 between 7 a.m. and 3
p.m. and between 7:30 p.m. and 5:30 a.m.

KALIHI

Daytime lane closures will take place in Kalihi at the following location from
Monday, August 11 to Friday, August 15 between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. for soil
testing:
 Inside lanes of Dillingham Boulevard in both the eastbound and westbound
directions between Middle Street and Laumaka Street

DOWNTOWN/KAKAAKO

Daytime lane closures will take place in Kakaako at the following location from
Monday, August 11 to Friday, August 15 between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. for soil
testing:
 Westbound lanes of Halekauwila Street between South Street and Mililani
Street
Daytime lane closures will take place in Kakaako at the following location from
Monday, August 11 to Friday, August 15 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. for soil testing:
 Eastbound parking lane along Halekauwila Street between South Street and
Keawe Street

For updates on work days and times, visit the project website at
http://www.honolulutransit.org or contact our hotline at 566-2299.
Media Contact: Scott Ishikawa, (808) 768-6172, cell: (808) 227-2350.

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