Traffic Report: May 16, 2014

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Traffic Report

Traffic Report


(Editor’s note: the HDOT news release for events affecting traffic during the upcoming weekend is posted below.)
Flight Pattern — HDOT’s Airports Division advises motorists of modified traffic patterns entering the Honolulu International Airport. As of Saturday, new traffic signals at the bottom of the H-1 Freeway airport off-ramps (Exit 16), leading to the ground level (arrivals/baggage claim), and Aolele Street westbound approaching the Inter-Island Terminal, will have flashing yellow signal lights activated.
Motorists are advised to slow down and proceed with caution through the lights. After an orientation period, the signals will be activated with full stop lights.
The new stop lights and traffic patterns were installed to address safety issues created by vehicles weaving and merging through that section of the roadway. The traffic signals are part of a larger project for airport roadway improvements.
Motorists are asked to drive with caution while familiarizing themselves with the new traffic signal location.

19 / Monday
Kawamura Gate — There’ll be a 24-hour closure on Santos Dumont Road and Warhawk Place. The road closure work will be performed in two phases.
•Phase 1- Santos Dumont Road will close from May 19-31.
•Phase 2- Warhawk Place will close from June 2-14.

22 / Thursday
Duck Road — There will be roadwork, 7 a.m.-4 p.m., June 22-23, at Schofield’s Duck Road, at the portion that turns near Bldg. 2800. One lane of traffic will remain open during the work.


10 / Tuesday
Kunia Gate — There will be a 24 hour road closure on Wright Avenue exiting out of Wheeler from today through July 7. The work will be done in two phases.
•Phase 1 will be working on the Kunia Gate exit-bound lane on Wright Avenue through June 13.
•Phase 2 will be working on the Kunia Gate inbound lanes on Wright Avenue from June 16-July 7. Vehicles from Lyman Gate, Schofield, will be contra flowed to the exit-bound lane to enter Wheeler Army Airfield. All vehicles exiting WAAF will be detoured to Kawamura Gate.


Road Closed — There will be full road closures at Fort Shafter Flats’ Loop and Annex roads for utility and flood mitigation structures installation. Loop Road will be closed in both directions, from the Loop and Stream roads intersection to just west of the gate for Bldg. X1508.
The primary detour for Loop Road will be Mokumoa Street. Annex Road will be closed in both directions, from the Loop and Stream Road intersection to the intersection of Signal Street and Stream Road.
Closures for both Loop and Annex roads will be through Feb. 28, 2015.

Pu‘u Hapapa  — Schofield’s Pu’u Hapapa Loop closes at its intersection with Kolekole Avenue, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., weekdays (except holidays), until May 19. Traffic on Pu’u Hapapa will be for local traffic only. Through traffic along Kolekole will be maintained with flaggers controlling traffic for alternating flow. The road closure and lane closure are necessary for the Design/Build contractor on the Kalakaua Phase 3 Neighborhood Housing Project to install a new drain line across Pu’u Hapapa Loop.

Speed Bumps — Portions of Schofield’s Leilehua Avenue will be closed to install traffic-calming devices. All side roads off Leilehua will be open during construction.
A full road closure of Leilehua, which began Wednesday, will continue until May 29, at a portion near Dawson and a portion near McAndrew Road.
Another full road closure takes place, May 30-June 23, at a portion near Kline and a portion near Baldwin.
June 24-July 17 will see one more full road closure fronting Bldg. 645.


Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice.
All projects are weather permitting.


Full closures on the H-1 Freeway in the eastbound direction between Middle Street and Ward Avenue Overpass on Sunday night May 18, through Friday morning, May 23, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., nightly, for the H-1 Rehabilitation Project.

For more information, please visit the project website at or call the project hotline at (808) 735 -7465.

The H-1 Rehabilitation project will upgrade the freeway sub-surface and asphalt to provide a longer-lasting, smooth riding surface, provide an additional lane in each direction, install upgraded lighting, improve drainage, and install glare screens along the median.

Left lane closures on the H-1 Freeway in the eastbound direction between the Hickam AFB/Naval Base Off-Ramp (Exit 15) and Airport Off-Ramp (Exit 16) from 9 p.m., Friday night, May 16, through 3 p.m., Sunday, May 18, for viaduct deck repairs.

Airport Viaduct improvements include concrete deck replacements, expansion joint repairs, and pavement restriping. Work is located between the Pearl Harbor Interchange and the Keehi Interchange.




·        Lane closures on Ala Moana Boulevard in the westbound direction between Smith Street and Kamakee Street on Sunday night, May 18, through Friday morning, May 23, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., nightly, for utility installations.

·        Lane closures on Ala Moana Boulevard in the eastbound direction between Cooke Street and Ward Avenue on Sunday night, May 18, through Friday morning, May 23, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., nightly, for roadway work.


Multiple lane closures on Nimitz Highway in both directions between Punchbowl Street and Pacific Street on Sunday, May 18, through Thursday, May 22, from 8:30 p.m. to 4 a.m., for soil testing.

Lane closures on Vineyard Boulevard in the eastbound direction between Palama Street and Liliha Street from 8:30 p.m., Friday, May 16, through 5 a.m., Monday morning, May 19, for bus pad installations.

The Vineyard Boulevard Resurfacing Project will resurface 10.5 lane miles from Palama Street to the H-1 Freeway On-Ramp. The repairs include sidewalks, curbs, gutters, installing bus pads, replacing existing traffic signal heads, energy-efficient, LED optical units, extending left turn lanes at the Palama Street and Liliha Street intersections, and landscaping.


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