HDOT News Release: Update on the Farrington Highway Intersection Improvements (Turning Lane) project

Posted on Dec 1, 2017 in Latest News

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) and the contractor for the Farrington Highway Intersection Improvements project, also known as the Turning Lane project, are working hard to substantially complete this construction by the end of 2017. There will be nightly closures and daytime weekend closures scheduled in December. One lane will be closed in the eastbound direction at Farrington Highway and Nanakuli Avenue and Farrington Highway and Haleakala Avenue. Roadwork schedule is as follows.

  • Saturday night through Friday morning from 8 p.m. to 3:30 a.m.
  • Friday night through Saturday morning from 10 p.m. to 3:30 a.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The Farrington Intersection Improvements project team will be exempt from the holiday lane closure restriction, although work will not be performed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day nor New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

Work remaining on the project involves relocation and installation of utilities, electrical work to reconnect the new traffic signals, drainage work fronting Ka Waihona o ka Na’auao Public Charter School, concrete sidewalk construction in the vicinity of Depot Beach Park, placement of steel railroad tracks, subgrade preparation, and paving. The Nanakuli Contraflow, which was designed to mitigate the traffic impacts from this project, will operate to the end of the year.

Due to safety considerations from the increased construction activity in front of Ka Waihona o ka Na’auao, the crosswalk fronting the charter school has been closed. The project Contractor notified school staff and students of the crosswalk closure. The recommended alternate pedestrian access to Ka Waihona o ka Na’auao is through the adjoining Nanakuli Beach Park and the open crosswalk at Nanakuli Avenue.

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