The state Department of Transportation is pleased to announce that structural work on the Karsten Thot Bridge in Wahiawa will be finished this afternoon. Thank you to the public for your patience and the HPD and area military installations for your help in mitigating traffic issues during this time.
DOT advises Oahu motorists of changes to traffic patterns as part of the H-201 Moanalua Freeway lane modifications in the westbound direction between the Stadium/Halawa/Camp Smith Off-Ramp (Exit 1E) and the H-201 and H-1 Split. Nighttime work is scheduled to begin next week.
The Federal Highway Administration - Central Federal Lands Highways Division, in cooperation with the state Department of Transportation and Department of the Army Pohakuloa Training area, is pleased to announce the completion of the first phase of the Saddle West Side Project on Hawaii Island.
State, county and federal officials topped-off construction of the new Kahoma Stream Bridge in Lahaina today, a part of the Honoapiilani Highway Realignment Project. The new two-lane, 360 foot bridge which spans the Kahoma Stream Gulch is anticipated to open in December 2012.
The sixth annual Hawaii Construction Career Days event took place today at the Hilo Civic Auditorium, providing nearly 900 students from 20 Big Island schools with career guidance from construction industry, trade and educational representatives. Students also received hands-on experience with specialized heavy equipment and trade tools.
The state Department of Transportation announces the opening of the Karsten Thot Bridge in Wahiawa beginning Friday, October 19, at 5 a.m. The speed limit will be reduced to 15 mph from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily, as work will continue under the bridge. We thank you for your patience and understanding.
The state Department of Transportation advises Oahu motorists that the northbound lane of traffic across the bridge will be opened for passenger vehicle traffic only beginning Monday, October 15, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., weekdays, for the duration of the project. The DOT urges motorists to use caution and proceed slowly over the bridge. We appreciate the communities' patience during this time.
The state Department of Transportation invites the public to an informational meeting regarding the Puainako Street Widening project on Tuesday, October 16, at 5:30 p.m., at the Waiakea Intermediate School Cafeteria. The meeting will inform the community that the project is restarting and provide an overview of progress to date. All are welcomed.
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.