DOT advises Oahu motorists that traffic over the Kaukonahua (Karsten Thot) Bridge, north of Wahiawa, will be temporarily limited to passenger vehicles for repairs on the steel bridge structure. There will be weight restrictions as a precaution until repairs can be made in the next several weeks.

The state Department of Transportation is advising motorists of nightly lane closures for the H-1 Freeway restriping demonstration project between Pali Highway and Punahou Street. Work is expected to be complete by the first week of August.

The State Department of Transportation will be conducting emergency repairs to restore damaged sections of Hana Highway beginning Monday, July 16. Motorists are advised to expect delays and use caution while driving through the work zone.

DOT launched the H-1 Freeway PM Contraflow Project in a groundbreaking ceremony earlier today. The project will create a dedicated ZipperLane in the westbound direction for weekday afternoon rush-hours to provide extra capacity on the H-1 Freeway between Pearl Harbor, near the Radford Drive Overpass, and Waikele, over a distance of approximately 7.2-miles.

Today the Department of Transportation held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Kawela Stream Bridge Replacement Project on the island of Molokai. The new bridge will be 21-feet longer and 19-feet wider complete with 10-foot wide shoulders for pedestrians and bicyclist. Totaling $6 million the new bridge will meet modern seismic and hydraulic standards.

The state DOT and the four county police departments are reminding everyone to buckle up every day, day or night. The national 2012 “Click It or Ticket” seat belt enforcement mobilization kicks off on May 20 and runs through June 3, but local law enforcement officers will be strongly enforcing seat belt safety laws around the clock and year-round.

Beginning at 10 p.m. on Monday night, May 14, the northbound lane of Puhi Road, approaching Kauai Community College, will be closed continuously between the Puhi Park Entrance and Kaumualii Highway for road construction for approximately four weeks.

DOT requests the public’s assistance to help stop new thefts of copper wiring on the H-3 Freeway. Sometime in late April, electrical copper wiring was cut on the Halawa-side of the tunnels, near the Halawa Interchange. This rendered all emergency callboxes and six traffic monitoring cameras on the Halawa-side of the tunnels inoperative. Motorists are asked to be vigilant and to report any suspicious activity along state highways to the police immediately.

Beginning at approximately 9 p.m. on Monday night, April 23, Kaumualii Highway traffic in both directions will be rerouted onto the newly-installed concrete pavement at the Nawiliwili Road intersection, near the Kukui Grove Shopping Center. The modified traffic pattern will remain in effect for approximately three months to aid in roadway construction on the north side of the Nawiliwili Road intersection

Two new Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Infrastructure Grants were awarded for traffic safety improvements near two elementary schools on Maui. Crosswalk striping, raised curbing, improved signage and flashing beacon lights are among the improvements planned near Princess Nahienaena and Kamalii Elementary Schools.