The state Department of Transportation is advising motorists and pedestrians of lane and sidewalk closures on Liliha Street between North King Street and Vineyard Boulevard beginning Monday, February 4, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. The project involves the installation of a traffic signal at Liliha and Kukui Streets and additional work which includes erosion control, trench excavation and duct-line installation.
As the project progresses, the public should expect daily one-lane closures on Liliha Street, detours for sidewalk access, and a temporary bus stop relocation. Please check with TheBus for more information regarding bus stop changes. In addition street parking will not be available during work hours and will eventually be removed permanently to help increase the traffic flow on Liliha Street.
Due to the high volume of vehicle and pedestrian traffic in this area, this signal is being provided as a safety measure. The work is anticipated to be completed in approximately four months. The state DOT is working in cooperation with the City and County of Honolulu Board of Water Supply which has an ongoing project in this area. By working on these projects simultaneously, we intend to minimize the work time and disruptions to the public. The state DOT appreciates the public’s patience as we work to improve safety and traffic congestion in this heavily traveled corridor. Drivers should anticipate delays and use alternate routes whenever possible.