HDOT to conduct traffic study along Kamehameha Highway from Waipio to Mililani, single northbound lane closure required beginning Monday, April 2

Posted on Mar 29, 2018 in Highways News, Main, News

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) will be conducting a traffic study next week as a component in determining if continuous shoulders for bicycle and pedestrian use will be installed along Kamehameha Highway between Ka Uka Boulevard and Lanikuhana Avenue.

Installation of the shoulders in each direction would mean a reduction in northbound travel lanes from the current configuration of two lanes to one lane. In the proposed concept, the center lane would be removed to provide additional shoulder space and a center median to separate the northbound and southbound lanes.

To perform the traffic study, a northbound left lane will be closed on Kamehameha Highway between the Kipapa Stream (Roosevelt) Bridge and Lanikuhana Avenue from 9 a.m. on Monday, April 2, 2018 continuously through 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 5, 2018.

The closure will simulate the traffic configuration if a northbound lane were taken away to allow for two 4-foot to 6.5-foot shoulders. This specific study is solely to collect data on travel times along this route. Bicycle and pedestrian safety and usership will also be considered as HDOT comes to a final determination.

Conceptual drawings are below, and to view a presentation of the project, click here.

HDOT will be collecting public input on this matter. Please contact our Public Affairs Office at [email protected] or (808) 587-2160. We thank the community for its patience and understanding during the study period.

HDOT advises motorists to allow for extra travel time and check traffic apps before heading to their destinations. Closure information will be posted to the HDOT website at https://hidot.hawaii.gov/highways/roadwork/