Work Begins On Farrington Highway Intersection Improvements In Nanakuli

Posted on Nov 14, 2014 in Highways News, Main, News

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) has initiated preliminary work along Farrington Highway that will address traffic congestion through the Nanakuli area between Nanakuli Avenue and Haleakala Avenue. At an approximate construction cost of $10.1 million, the project will widen the existing four-lane highway between Nanakuli Avenue and Haleakala Avenue to include a new 10-foot-wide auxiliary lane to accommodate vehicles making left turns.

The new lane will help to mitigate traffic congestion through this busy corridor at all hours, but especially during morning rush-hours when left-turning vehicles heading to Nanakuli Elementary School, Nanakuli Middle and High School, Nanaikapono Elementary School and Ka Waihona o Ka Naauao Public Charter School, can slow traffic in the left lanes heading in both directions.

The project will also create a new eight-foot-wide shared use path for pedestrians and bicyclists, relocate utilities and upgrade traffic signal, street lighting and drainage systems. Work will require a realignment of the existing OR&L railroad tracks on the makai-side to accommodate the widened highway through the area.

Lane closures will be scheduled on Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., daily, beginning Tuesday, November 18. Construction work taking place behind highway barriers will be scheduled from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., daily. Work is anticipated to be complete in May of 2016.

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