Traffic Report: September 4, 2015

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Sobriety Checkpoints — Tonight, police will set up sobriety checkpoints across the state, 8-11 p.m., and increase patrols throughout the holiday weekend. These checkpoints are part of a national and statewide campaign to eliminate drunk driving.

Teens from various schools and members of the military will assist Mothers Against Drunk Driving and HPD at this event.


Pfc. Isabela Silva (left), Department of Nursing, TAMC, learns first-hand how being intoxicated affects motor skills while attempting to drive a go-kart while wearing “drunk goggles.”

Pfc. Isabela Silva (left), Department of Nursing, TAMC, learns first-hand how being intoxicated affects motor skills while attempting to drive a go-kart while wearing “drunk goggles.”

Research shows that high-visibility enforcement is an effective way of stopping impaired driving, preventing injuries and saving lives. Studies show that these checkpoints can reduce drunk driving fatalities by as much as 20 percent.

Drunk driving is a year-round problem that is taking the lives of both impaired drivers and innocent victims. There are, however, a few simple tips for ensuring a safe holiday weekend:

  • Plan a safe way home before you start your festivities by designating a sober driver.
  • Use Uber, the on-demand ride-sharing program. For every new user who signs up and uses the promo code MADD HI, the rider will get a free ride (up to $20), and Uber will donate $5 to MADD Hawaii. Start by downloading the Uber App today.
  • Call the Drunk Driving Prevention Program for a free ride home every time. The DDPP will drive you and your car home completely free of charge!

DDPP is available to anyone every Friday and Saturday night from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. Call 888-7407.

  • If you see a drunk driver on the road, contact local law enforcement immediately!


Big Bang Theory — Since Tuesday, residents may have heard loud noises coming from Schofield Barracks during artillery training. Communities near Schofield Barracks may experience noise increases, noting that atmospheric conditions may make sounds seem louder than normal.

A restored Model 1905 3-inch field gun, known as ‘Lucky 7', owned by the 3-7th FA Regt..

A restored Model 1905 3-inch field gun, known as ‘Lucky 7′, owned by the 3-7th FA Regt..

  • Sept. 1-10, Army artillery training.
  • Sept. 6-8, the 3rd Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, will train with their counterparts of the Royal Regiment of New Zealand Artillery.
  • Sept. 8-9, training takes place days and nights, 10 p.m.-4 a.m.
  • Sept. 8-11, Army mortar training.
  • Sept. 14-18, Marine Corps mortar training.
  • Sept. 26-30, Marine Corps mortar and artillery training.
  • Sept. 28-29, Army demolitions training.

For concerns related to the noise or training, call the U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii noise concern line at 656-3487.


Updated Sheridan — The schedule for traffic flow crossing Cadet Sheridan Road on the south side of the intersection of Trimble and Cadet Sheridan roads is going to take a little longer than expected. Additional days were added to closure for safety reasons due to the current weather conditions and in anticipation of impending hurricanes.

The lane closure from southbound Cadet Sheridan Road onto westbound Trimble Road remains. The right turn lane going west bound onto Trimble at the Cadet Sheridan intersection is closed.

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

Work is being performed weekdays, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.


Updated Humphreys — The southbound lane of Humphreys Road fronting the driveway of Schofield’s Bldg. 2069 is closed until next Friday, Sept. 11, in order to make a connection to the sewer manhole. The dates were extended due to heavy rains during the week of Aug 24-28.

The center turn lane of Humphreys Road will be used as the southbound lane. Closures are weekdays, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Please note that the project schedule is subject to additional changes pending weather delays.


Updated Bennet Drive — There will be intermittent lane closures at Fort Shafter’s Benet Drive in the vicinity of Bldgs. 341, 405 and 441 for the installation of a new water main line. The work occupies one lane, including the parking stalls perpendicular to the lane, weekdays, 7:45 a.m.-5 p.m., until Oct. 30.

Intermittent traffic modification is required to allow for the chlorination of the new water main line, followed by the tie-in of the new water main line to the existing line at the intersection of Benet Drive and Pierce Street. The preparatory work prior to the chlorination and tie-in begins after the entire length of the water main line for Phase 2 is installed.

Phase 2 has encountered delays attributed to various differing site conditions. The preparatory work prior to the chlorination and tie-in involves excavation, installation of pipe, concrete encasement of pipe, installation and welding thrust blocks, and backfilling at the point of connection. Final tie-in and asphalt paving is anticipated later this month.


Updated Carpenter — A road closure that began Aug. 28 at Carpenter Street, Schofield Barracks, has been extended and goes until Sept. 18, weekdays, 8:30 a.m.-1:45 p.m. (Wednesdays 8:30 -11:45 a.m.)

Additional probing was required to find the existing water line; the connection point on Carpenter was located. Work includes asphalt paving, cutting, demolition and installation of concrete curb, and the installation of a new water main.


8 / Tuesday

Poles Vaulting — Lanes adjacent to existing utility poles along Rim Loop at Aliamanu Military Reservation will be restricted to one lane only from now until Sept. 11 for utility pole replacement.


Emergency Roadwork — HDOT advises that a daytime northbound lane closure on Kamehameha Highway between Keo Place and Trout Farm Road, fronting the Crouching Lion Inn in Kaaawa, will be instated 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Traffic will be contraflowed through the remaining open lane.

This closure will occur daily, Monday through Friday, for the next three weeks, weather and tide permitting. The remaining work consists of road paving, permanent striping installations, utility modifications and sandbag removal.

Flaggers will be on-site during construction hours to assist traffic flow. Police officers will also monitor traffic and provide priority for emergency vehicles passing through the closure area.



21 / Monday

Closure at Waianae Ave (North) — There will be a road closure at Schofield WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD — Wright Avenue, here, will be closed between Frutchey Road and Sperry Loop for road construction until July 22. It will also be closed on the eastbound lanes between Elleman and Burns roads until Aug. 12. To alleviate traffic, Santos Dumont Avenue has been reopened. If crossing through WAAF, it is best to stay on Santos Dumont Avenue and exit through Kawamura Gate, as the barracks construction project also may have the other end of Wright Avenue closed during this time. For additional traffic updates, visit; click on "Post Information," then "Traffic Updates. (Vickey Mouzé | U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Public Affairs)Barracks’ Waianae Avenue (north corridor) between Generals Loop and Charlton Street. Waianae Ave (North) access at Waianae Ave (South), between Jecelin Street and Devol Street, will also be closed as part of this road closure.

Waianae Avenue (South) between Generals Loop and Devol Street will be designated for two-way traffic during this road closure. The housing units located on Charlton Street and Jecelin Street will need to use the Jecelin Street access from Waianae Ave (South) for both entry and exit.

The housing area on Jecelin Street and Charlton Street will be a dead end during this closure. Construction is anticipated 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., until Sept. 25.



If you see this sign, DES recommends you abide or you may be towed. (Courtesy photo)


No Parking — The second phase of work on Schofield’s Trimble Road restricts access in the parking lot around Bldg. 1505 until Sept. 15.


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.


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 Bldgs. 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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