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The state DOT would like to update the Big Island Community on the current work status of the second phase for the Queen Kaahumanu Highway widening project. The project will add two additional lanes, a median, and a new signalized intersection at the entrance of the National Park. Click on the link above for more details.

The Karsten Thot Bridge repair work traffic detour will be modified beginning Wed. morning, Sept. 19. The Honolulu-bound lane on the bridge will be open for passenger vehicles and school buses only on Mon. through Fri., from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m., daily, excluding holidays. DOT is working with the Honolulu Police Department and the area military to mitigate traffic issues.

Governor Neil Abercrombie today joined representatives of the DOT, the four county police departments, the Keiki Injury Prevention Coalition (KIPC) and other child passenger safety advocates to kick off “Child Passenger Safety Week in Hawai‘i” with a proclamation signing and news conference at The Queen’s Medical Center.

Karsten Thot Bridge Closing for Repairs

Posted on Sep 13, 2012 in News

The state Department of Transportation advises Oahu motorist of a full closure on Kamehameha Highway in both directions between Kilani Avenue and Whitmore Avenue beginning at midnight on Sunday, September 16, for Karsten Thot Bridge repairs. During this time traffic will be detoured to Wilikina Drive and Kamananui Road. The bridge will not be accessible for approximately 6 weeks until construction is completed.

DOT and Gov. Abercrombie celebrated the completion of the first segment of the Kaumualii Highway Widening Project and broke ground on the next phase in a ceremony in Lihue. The first segment widened the highway from two-to-four-lanes from Anonui Road, west of the Kauai Community College campus, over 1.8-miles to the approach to the Lihue Mill Bridge. New bike lanes and sidewalks were also added to help keep cyclists and pedestrians safe.

The State Department of Transportation announces Safe Routes to School (SRTS) informational workshops. These workshops will provide participants with knowledge and skills to provide sound SRTS programs in order to make walking and bicycling safer and more appealing for children. Community leaders, school officials, health and transportation professionals, law enforcement officers, and parents and neighbors are encouraged to attend and participate for the SRTS strategies.

DOT announced plans to prepare for the annual "Beat the School Jam" on Monday, August 20, through Friday, August 24, to alleviate traffic congestion. Lane closures will be postponed, The H-1 Freeway Zipper Lane and the Nimitz Highway Contraflow Lane will be modified, and commuters are encouraged to use alternative ways of transportation.

08/09/12 HONOLULU — As part of the annual “Beat the School Jam” campaign, the state Department of Transportation (DOT) announced today plans to postpone construction-related lane closures during daylight hours on major highways on Monday, August 20, through Friday, August 24, to alleviate traffic congestion during the week when approximately 40,000 university, college, and private ...
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Governor Neil Abercrombie declared August as “Pedestrian Safety Month in Hawaii,” the only statewide pedestrian safety month in the nation. Pedestrian-related community events and campaigns will be taking place throughout the month to encourage safe pedestrian behaviors, as well as to heighten drivers’ awareness of pedestrians, with the ultimate goal of saving lives and making Hawaii a safer place to walk.

DOT advises Oahu motorists that traffic over the Kaukonahua (Karsten Thot) Bridge, north of Wahiawa, will be temporarily limited to passenger vehicles for repairs on the steel bridge structure. There will be weight restrictions as a precaution until repairs can be made in the next several weeks.