HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) provides the following update on Pali Highway (Route 61) to Oahu motorists:
- No closures on Thanksgiving weekend starting from Wednesday night, Nov. 27, and including Sunday, Dec. 1. Both directions will be open Wednesday through Monday.
- Nightly full closures of Honolulu-bound lanes and single lane closure on the Kaneohe/Kailua-bound side will resume on Monday, Dec. 2 at 8 p.m.
- Beginning the week of Dec. 1, nightly closures will be on a Monday to Friday schedule, meaning the first closure of the week starts at 8 p.m. Monday and ends 5 a.m. Saturday as illustrated in the table below:
|As of 12/1/19||Sunday||Monday||Tuesday||Wednesday||Thursday||Friday||Saturday|
|Honolulu bound||Open||Open||Open at 5 a.m.||Open to 8 p.m.||Open to 8 p.m.||Open to 8 p.m.||Open from 5 a.m.|
|Closed from 8 p.m.||Closed from 8 p.m.||Closed from 8 p.m.||Closed from 8 p.m.||Closed from 8 p.m.|
|Single lane closure from 8 p.m.||Single lane closure from 8 p.m.||Single lane closure from 8 p.m.||Single lane closure from 8 p.m.||Single lane closure from 8 p.m.|
Nightly closures are necessary to complete the Pali Highway – Street Lighting from Vineyard Boulevard to Kamehameha Highway and Resurfacing from Waokanaka Street to Kamehameha Highway project. This project is anticipated to be substantially complete in late December, weather permitting.
Following substantial completion, the nightly full closures of Honolulu-bound Pali Highway will end, but daytime and nighttime single lane closures will be scheduled as needed.
As the necessary roadwork is scheduled, HDOT will provide notice via email updates (email updates can be subscribed to via https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/hidot/subscriber/new), social media, and https://hidot.hawaii.gov/highways/roadwork
HDOT appreciates the patience and kokua from the communities that depend upon Pali Highway as we work to make one of Oahu’s Koolau routes more resilient and reliable.