Traffic Report: September 19, 2014

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pono_traffic1_0233_Sml_BOX_FxTraffic Report lists road, construction and noise advisories received by press time from Army and Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) sources.

Unless otherwise noted, all phone numbers are area code 808.



Drill — Hale Kula Elementary School, Schofield Barracks, will hold its annual evacuation drill between 9-10:30 a.m. Expect traffic delays in the vicinity of Ayers Avenue and McMahon Road. Stay alert, watch for children and pedestrians, and be prepared to stop at designated locations. Use extra caution while in the area.


20 / Saturday

Seat Check — Hawaii’s Child Passenger Restraint Law requires children less than 4 years of age to ride in a child safety seat. Children 4-7 years old must ride in a child passenger restraint or booster seat. Violators are required to appear in court. If convicted, violators are required to attend a four-hour class and may be assessed a penalty of $100-$500.

HDOT launched Child Passenger Safety Week on Monday, with a clear message: “Let’s protect our keiki.”

During Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 14-20, and throughout the year, Hawaii’s child passenger safety technicians are dedicated to helping parents and caregivers learn how to correctly install child safety seats and properly buckle up keiki, whether it’s in car seats, booster seats or using the vehicle’s seat belts.

Get your seat(s) checked at Waipio Shopping Center, Waipahu, free, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., by certified child passenger safety technicians who have been trained to provide instruction on how to choose the right car seats, how to install them and how to use them correctly.

Hawaii has more than 150 certified technicians from all walks of life, including firefighters, law enforcement officers, medical professionals and parents — all with the same passion and goal, keeping our keiki as safe as possible while riding on our roadways.

Visit the Keiki Injury Prevention Coalition Hawaii at or


22 / Monday

Honolulu — HDOT is conducting a trial to determine how removal of traffic cones will affect traffic flow during the morning peak congestion period at the Lunalilo Street on-ramp to the westbound H-1 Freeway. Vehicles will be allowed to enter the freeway from the Lunalilo on-ramp, weekdays, during the morning rush hour for a two-week trial period.

The current morning coning redirects traffic to the Punchbowl Street on-ramp. It is placed each weekday morning, 5:45-6 a.m., with removal 8:15-8:30 a.m.

The coning started with trials in 1997 and 2004 as efforts to reduce westbound morning traffic congestion and increase traffic flow through the freeway corridor. The trials were deemed successful and cones have remained in place.

HDOT will be closely monitoring the traffic during the two-week trial.


AMR Gate — The second phase of Aliamanu Military Reservation‘s front gate construction will begin today, followed by a 24-hour road closure, Sept. 24-Oct. 6.


23 / Tuesday

Shafter Outage — A test of the emergency backup system for buildings Bldg 108, 109, 113, and 114 takes place, 8-9 a.m. The power outage will also impact the NETCOM signal router located in that building.

Since the signal router connects to devices in other buildings, the following connected buildings will also be impacted: 102, 104, 111, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 121, 122, 123, 126, 127, 128, 145, 520, 711, 718, 719, and 725.

Corresponding users are advised to power down all related computers, signal and data storage equipment during the scheduled one-hour outage.


25 / Thursday

Water Line Repair — A water outage is scheduled during working hours, Sept. 25, as part of a maintenance project to repair the Fort Shafter pump house, Bldg. 905, and associated water lines that began Sept. 2 and will continue until Nov. 10.

Watch for the usual signage and cones, and exercise cautious driving on Rice Street and Hase Road.

The water outage won’t affect residents or community, and the project won’t require a road closure, and vehicles will be allowed to drive in both directions


Nighttime Paving — Construction activities on Wheeler Army Airfield will allow for nighttime paving of airfield concrete pavement, Mondays-Saturdays, affecting the construction site and major roads. The change in contractor work hours is to allow proper installation of the airfield concrete pavement at lower nighttime temperatures and reduce the concrete delivery time.


26 / Friday

Lyman and Mellichamp — Stage I of work that occupied the west side of Schofield’s Lyman Road to Mellichamp Road, 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m., is scheduled to be completed, today, and the closed lane reopens for traffic.



4 / Saturday

Power Outage — The following Schofield Barracks buildings will be affected by a scheduled power outage 7:30-10:30 a.m.:

140, 133, 130, 131, 132, 80, 2610, 2640, 2641, 2420, 2606, 2400, 2440, 2459, 2446, 2460, 2480, 2509, 2510, 2486, 2408, 910, auto hobby, 909, 908, 2802, 2800, 2805, 950, 2818, 2816, 2814, 2812, 2810, 930, 934, 935, 936, 3010, 3026, 3021, 3004, 3005, 2138, Child Development Center, 1283, Youth Center, 2069, 2037, 2038, 2040, 3031, 3032, 3035, 3030, 2031, 2032, 2033, 2034, 2027, 2029, 2026, 2098, 694, the Exchange, 3321, 3320, Mendonca Housing 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38. Generator Support:140, 3010, 694.

The list of impacted buildings may not be specific and all inclusive. Call 656-7051.



10 / Friday

Kahauiki Kontinues — Intermittent, hourlong, full-bridge closures take place, today, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., and again on Oct. 11, 13 and Nov. 10. Lane closures will be 24 hours a day through Nov. 10. Closures start at Funston Road and Kahauiki Stream Bridge, ending at the intersection of Annex Road and Kahauiki Stream Bridge.


14 / Tuesday

Modified Traffic Flow — There will be a road closure at Schofield’s Aleshire Avenue, near Bldgs. 2027 and 2087, for utility installation. Traffic will be redirected to alternate routes until Oct. 29.




Smoke Without Fire — Testing of the sanitary sewer system on Schofield Barracks continues until Oct. 10. The smoke test survey will assist the inspection crews in locating breaks and illegal connections, and open cleanouts and defects in the new system.

The smoke test is for Area X, the government facilities, to include the following Island Palm Communities: Canby, Madonca, Patriot, Ralston and Generals Loop.

The white-to-gray smoke is non-toxic, non-staining, harmless, has no odor, isn’t a fire hazard and does not pose a health hazard to humans or pets.

It is recommended to pour a gallon of water in the sewer drains to prevent smoke from entering the home/building.


TAMC Construction — A construction and renovation project at Tripler Army Medical Center, 3rd Floor, B Wing, continues with a projected completion time of Spring 2015. There will be minimal impact to patients and staff.

Patient access to the Provost Marshal Office and the Veterans Affairs Pacific Island Health System Psychiatric Ward will continue to be accessible from the breezeway, extending from 3B1 to 3G, and through elevators 6 and 7 from within the hospital.

Traffic cutting through 3B1 will be temporarily closed off during construction. Access to elevators remains open from levels 1 and 2.

Stairway #4, located near elevators 6 and 7, also remains open for access between floors. Visit for construction updates.


AMR Closures — Aliamanu Military Reservation will have several traffic modifications, at Skyview Loop and Aliamanu Drive for underground utilities work. All work will be done 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

•Aliamanu will be completely closed at Ama Road, through Oct. 6.

•Aliamanu between Ama and Okamura Street will have one-lane traffic control between Ama and Okamura, Oct. 7-Dec.1.

•Aliamanu will be completely closed between Okamura and Rim Loop, Dec. 2-Feb. 2, 2015.


Road Closed — There will be full road closures at Fort Shafter Flats’ Loop and Annex roads for utility and flood mitigation structures installation until Feb. 28, 2015.



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