Roadwork for new military vehicle route begins next month

| February 26, 2010 | 0 Comments

U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii
News Release

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WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD — Portions of Wilikina Drive and Kaukonahua Road will be closed for five days each, in March, for U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii-planned road enhancements.

The roadwork is part of the Army’s efforts to construct an alternative route for military vehicles to travel from Schofield Barrack to Helemano Military Reservation and the Kahuku Training Area, minimizing travel on public roads.

Wilikina Drive will be closed in both directions from the intersection of Kamananui Road to Kaukonahua Road from Monday, March 1, at 1 a.m., through Friday, March 5, at 5 p.m.

During the road closures, motorists are advised to use Kaukonahua Road or Kamehameha Highway as alternate routes.

Kaukonahua Road will be closed in both directions from the intersection of Kamananui Road to Wilikina Drive from Monday, March 8, at 1 a.m., through Friday, March 12, at 5 p.m.

During the road closures, motorists are advised to use Wilikina Drive or Kamehameha Highway as alternate routes.

The new alternative military vehicle route traverses government and private property, crossing public roads in three locations along Wilikina Drive, Kaukonahua Road and Kamehameha Highway. During the temporary road closures, workers will strengthen the road surfaces at these intersections in order to accommodate military vehicles.

USAG-HI is asking drivers to be patient and cautious during these temporary road closures. Drivers are encouraged to carpool, and to plan for possible delays when driving between the North Shore and Wahiawa areas, especially during morning and evening commuting hours.

The Army is coordinating closely with the Hawaii Department of Transportation and Honolulu Police Department during the construction periods.

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