Traffic Reminder: Farrington Highway Single Lane Closure Scheduled Wednesday In Nanakuli

Posted on Jan 13, 2015 in Highways News, News

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) reminds Oahu motorists of a single lane closure on Farrington Highway in the eastbound direction between Helelua Street and Nanakuli Avenue on Wednesday, Jan. 14, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Crews will be repositioning concrete barriers on the makai-side of the highway fronting the Ka Waihona o Ka Naauao Public Charter School.

Special duty police officers will be on-site manually directing traffic through the Helelua Street, Haleakala Avenue and Nanakuli Avenue intersections to mitigate traffic. A traffic message board has been placed near the work zone to notify motorists of the upcoming work. Motorists are advised to anticipate delays and to drive with caution through the work zone area.

This work is part of the Farrington Highway Intersection Improvements project that will address traffic congestion 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 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. Project completion is anticipated in May of 2016.