Kalanianaole Highway Contraflow/HOV resumes Monday, May 18

Posted on May 14, 2020 in Highways News, Main, News

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) advises the public that the Kalanianaole Highway Westbound contraflow/HOV lane that operates between West Halemaumau Street and Ainakoa Avenue will resume operations on Monday, May 18. Hours of operation for this contraflow are 5 – 8 a.m. Monday through Friday, excluding State holidays.

As a reminder, HOV rules still apply to high occupancy vehicle lanes such as the Kalanianaole Highway contraflow/HOV lane and the Zipper Lane.

Two or more people must be in the vehicle to use this lane, unless the driver qualifies for a permit for safety reasons (i.e., driver lives on the makai side of Kalanianaole Highway within the contraflow and does not have signalized access to the highway). Permit instructions and application form are available at https://hidot.hawaii.gov/highways/files/2016/05/rideshare-Kalanianaole-Highway-HOV-Permit.pdf

HDOT continues to monitor traffic volumes during the State and County orders for COVID-19. Oahu daily volumes are currently between 29 to 51-percent less than the Average Annual Daily Traffic (AADT) for 2019. As additional activities resume, HDOT will make adjustments to the operational changes made in consideration of the COVID-19 public health emergency.