DOT NEWS RELEASE: HDOT and HPD Partner to Expedite Traffic Flow at a Busy Kapolei Intersection

Posted on Jan 25, 2016 in Latest News, Newsroom, Press Releases

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) announces that starting Monday, Jan. 25, Honolulu Police Department officers will monitor and direct traffic flow at the intersection of Kalaeloa Boulevard and Farrington Highway in Kapolei. The addition of the officers at the current 2-way stop will alleviate afternoon traffic congestion that accumulates on northbound Kalaeloa Boulevard between Campbell Industrial Park and the H-1 Freeway.

“Governor Ige is looking for new ways to deliver immediate traffic relief. Having this police presence help with traffic control is a quick solution that will bring benefits right away,” said Ford Fuchigami, HDOT Director. “We are moving forward with a permanent traffic signal at the intersection, however that will require some additional time.”

The police officers will direct traffic at this intersection on Monday through Friday from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. This effort will continue throughout the duration of the Kapolei Interchange Complex, Phase 2 project which is expected to be completed in mid-2018. The installation of a permanent traffic signal at the Kalaeloa Boulevard and Farrington Highway intersection is currently being programmed for design.

Motorists are encouraged to drive with caution through the intersection and surrounding roadways and to use GoAkamai to monitor live traffic conditions at www.goakamai.org.

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Media Contact:
Tim Sakahara
State of Hawaii Department of Transportation
Public Information Officer
869 Punchbowl Street, Room 504
Honolulu HI 96813-5097
Telephone: (808) 587-2160
Fax: (808) 587-2313