Traffic Report: August 21, 2015

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Traffic Report


Post No Power — The Schofield Barracks Post Office will experience a power outage, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. The outage is required to support renovation/electrical upgrade work.


Don’t Cross — The crosswalk on Schofield’s Kolekole Avenue, between Bldg. 2076 and Sgt. Yano Library, is to be permanently removed. Pedestrians are to start using the newly installed lighted crosswalk at the intersection of Heard Avenue and Kolekole Avenue.



MCBH Redux — Not everyone got the word that the Marines changed their base access policies at the beginning of the month. All vehicles, upon entering Marine Corps Base Hawaii at Kaneohe, must be clearly identified by an DOD decal or paper pass. These changes apply to all service members, employees, retirees and visitors.

Additional information, including the hours of operation and application form, can be found on the following website:



22 / Saturday

Power Outage — Fort Shafter will see a power outage, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., that affects the following buildings: 330, 331, 333, 334, 335, 339,340, 341, 342, 343, 344, 345, 346, 347, 351, 355, 405, 406, 409, 420, 434,435, 438, 439, 441, 442, and 443.

Note: the times provided are only an estimate since; locations affected by the outage should be prepared for an extended outage in this event.


24 / Monday

AMR Modified Traffic — There will be alternating lane closures at Aliamanu Military Reservation for utility pole replacement. Lanes adjacent to existing utility poles along Aliamanu Drive will be restricted to one lane only, weekdays, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., until Sept. 4

During this time, traffic flow in both the east and west bound lanes will be controlled by flagman. The contractor will have appropriate signs and barriers for closing each side of the roadway.


Humphreys Road — The southbound lane of Schofield’s Humphreys Road, fronting the driveway of Bldg. 2069, will be closed, weekdays, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., from today until Aug. 28 for construction work. The center turn lane of will be used as the southbound lane.


Traffic Jam — As part of the annual “Beat the School Jam” campaign, HDOT announced plans to suspend construction-related road closures during daylight hours on major highways from today through Aug. 28 to alleviate traffic congestion during the week when more than 52,000 university, college and private school students begin their fall semesters.

Commuters are asked to plan ahead, consider carpooling or public transportation and watch out for children walking or biking to school. Transportation alternatives include biking to work, taking The Bus and signing students up for public or private school buses.

Carpooling or vanpooling with a neighbor or friend can also allow motorists to use the High Occupancy Vehicle lanes (two or more individuals per vehicle) on the state’s highways and freeways, like the ZipperLane and Nimitz Highway Contraflow Lane.

During the daytime construction hiatus Aug. 24th through 28th, emergency closures, nighttime construction and roadwork that does not involve lane closures, such as shoulder maintenance or landscaping work, may still be scheduled.

Above all, drive safely. On average, children are involved in 109 pedestrian and 48 bicycling accidents a year in Hawaii.




2 / Wednesday

Public Info Meeting — HDOT invites the general public and all interested parties to an informational meeting regarding proposed improvements to Kahekili Highway. This HDOT Highways Division project is to provide environmental documentation for proposed improvements to Kahekili Highway as required under state and federal requirements.

The primary purpose of this meeting is to provide information regarding the re-evaluation of the 1990 Final EIS, and to present possible alternatives for future improvements to Kahekili Highway from Ha‘ikû Road to Kamehameha Highway that will be analyzed in the environmental assessment for this project.

The meeting will include a short formal presentation at 7 p.m., in the Âhuimanu Elementary School cafeteria, 47-470 Hui Aeko Place, Kaneohe. Interested persons are encouraged to arrive at the meeting by 6:30 p.m., prior to the formal presentation, to view the project displays and to provide comments to the project team.




Phase II — The second phase of work on Schofield’s Trimble Road restricts access in the parking lot around Bldg. 1505 from now until Sept. 15.


Karsten Thot — Work is underway to repair and repaint Karsten Thot Bridge (north of Schofield Barracks on Kamehameha Highway).

Day roadwork takes place 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. without lane closures. Night work may consist of either single lane closures, 9 p.m.-5 a.m., or full closures of the bridge, 9 p.m.-4 a.m.

During work hours, the height clearance for the bridge will be lowered from 14 feet 4 inches to 12 feet until approximately the end of the year.

For more information, please visit the project website at or call the project hotline at 518-4576.

Lane closure information will also be available on the HDOT website at and released through HDOT’s social media channels on Facebook and Twitter.


No Right Turn — A lane is closed from Schofield’s southbound Cadet Sheridan Road onto westbound Trimble Road. The right-turn lane going westbound onto Trimble at the Trimble-Cadet Sheridan intersection will be closed.

Vehicles will still be able to make the right turn at the Trimble and Cadet Sheridan intersection on the green light only. Large trucks won’t be able to make this right turn, and will be rerouted accordingly.

The work began yesterday and continues weekdays, 8:30-3:30, until Thursday.


Walking Safely — August is Pedestrian Safety Month. HDOT’s Walk Wise Hawaii offers pedestrian-related community events and campaigns throughout the month to encourage safe pedestrian behaviors and raise driver awareness of pedestrians.

For more information on Walk Wise Hawaii and a list of specific Pedestrian Safety Month events, call 587-2160 or visit


Lauhala Road — A road closure along Lauhala Road in the housing area for earth and roadwork continues through Sept. 28. Detours will be performed in phases.


Foote Note — A road closure at Schofield’s Foote Avenue, south corridor, between Road A and Flagler Road, for utility installation and site work related to the Quad B barracks renovation, continues, 8:30 p.m. -5 a.m., until Aug. 28.

Foote is closed at Flagler, and traffic is rerouted southeast toward Foote Gate, while northbound traffic is detoured to Waianae Avenue.


Skyview Loop — Aliamanu Drive will be completely closed between Okamura Street and Rim Loop until Aug. 31 for utilities work.


Go with the Flow — A partial, modified traffic flow and road closure near Schofield’s Nehelani for utility installation continues. The area near the loading docks and the parking lot between buildings 2060, 2070 and 2071 are restricted though Dec. 28. The work will be performed in phases. Parking is limited during closure.






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