Ala Moana Boulevard to be contraflowed up to six weekends for repairs

Posted on Oct 4, 2017 in Highways Posts, Main, News

HONOLULU — The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) notifies motorists that Ala Moana Boulevard will be closed in either the eastbound or westbound direction between Queen Street and Piikoi Street over the next six weekends in October and November, for construction repair work on the existing drainage system. For the weekend of October 7-9, 2017, all eastbound lanes will be closed during the stated hours below. Motorists will be contraflowed in the westbound lanes, with two lanes open for westbound traffic and one lane open for eastbound traffic. The contraflow direction will change the following weekends depending on the amount of work completed during the closure. Crews will work as efficiently as possible in an effort to reduce the amount of weekend closures. Roadwork is tentatively scheduled on the following dates.

  • Lanes will be closed from 5 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, through 5 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017
  • Lanes will be closed from 5 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, through 5 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017
  • Lanes will be closed from 5 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, through 5 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 23, 2017
  • Lanes will be closed from 5 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, through 5 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 30, 2017
  • Lanes will be closed from 5 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, through 5 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017
  • Lanes will be closed from 5 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, through 5 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 (tentative)

The weekend closures allow crews to work continuously and expedite the completion of the overall project in half the time. In anticipation of the holiday season, HDOT will not schedule weekend closures on this project from Thanksgiving through early January 2018.

Construction crews will replace the top segment of a double box culvert that runs beneath Ala Moana Boulevard. Construction will remove the existing pavement and median, replace the top slab of the culvert and then restore the pavement and median to match the existing roadway.

Electronic message boards will be posted to inform motorists of the closures. Emergency vehicles, first responders and TheBus have been notified and will not be allowed through the work zone. All vehicles will be detoured to use the contraflow lanes. Police officers and/or flagmen will be onsite to assist with traffic control.

HDOT advises motorists to be prepared, avoid the area if possible and use alternate routes such as Waimanu Street, Kona Street or Kapiolani Boulevard. Roadwork is weather permitting.

Be sure to follow HDOT on Twitter and Facebook for updates regarding this and other projects and lane closures. You can also view a statewide list of roadwork and lane closures by visiting the following link: http://hidot.hawaii.gov/highways/roadwork/

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