Vineyard Boulevard Resurfacing Project Begins Week of March 24

Posted on Mar 12, 2014 in Highways News, Main, News

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT), Highways Division, continues its goal of resurfacing and improving the state’s major highway corridors.  An $8.8 million project to resurface 10.5 lane miles of Vineyard Blvd from Palama Street to the H-1 Freeway On-Ramp is scheduled to begin during the last week of March, 2014.  Major improvements are required to extend the service life of the existing roadway, enhance highway safety, and improve the riding surface.  Improvements will include reconstructing weakened pavement areas, replacing damaged curb, gutter, and sidewalk, constructing curb ramps, installing new bus pads and loop detectors, replacing existing traffic signal heads with new, energy-efficient, LED optical units, extending left turn lanes at the Palama Street and Liliha Street intersections, and landscaping. 

“Vineyard Blvd was last resurfaced in 1995, that’s nearly 20 years of wear and tear from approximately 35,000 vehicles that use this route every day,” said HDOT Director Glenn Okimoto. “The HDOT continues to make progress on addressing the state highway system’s resurfacing needs and we continue to ask for the public’s patience as we do this necessary work.”

The roadwork will require lane closures primarily during the day but will include some nighttime work and ramp closures.  Lane closure times will begin as early as 8:30 a.m. and finish by 3:30 p.m.  Some On and Off Ramps will be closed on weekends during different times throughout the project.  As Vineyard is one of the alternate routes for the H1 Freeway Rehabilitation Project, motorists will now be advised to use Nimitz Highway and Dillingham Boulevard whenever possible.  Lane closure information will be distributed to the media, will be available on the HDOT website, and will be released through our social media channels Facebook and Twitter, please follow us for the latest information.

The Vineyard resurfacing project is a federal aid project funded with 80 percent federal and 20 percent state funds.