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Waikiki Security Restrictions for APEC

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hale Koa Area Road Closures/Parking Restrictions/Pedestrian Screening: Impact for this area will begin at approximately 10:00 p.m. on Friday, November 11, and continue through approximately 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, November 12.

Road Closures: The closures will begin at approximately 10:00 p.m. on Friday, November 11, and continue through approximately 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, November 12. All of the following areas will be posted with "Emergency No Parking" signage. Fencing and other physical barriers will also be in place as will uniformed law enforcement officers. Vehicular traffic in the restricted zones will be limited to vehicles with a law enforcement/public safety function.

Pedestrian traffic inside the restricted areas will be limited to residents and owners/employees of local businesses that fall within the secure area. Government issued photo identification, such as a driver's license, non-driver photo identification or passport will be required to gain access. 

  • Ala Moana Boulevard will be divided in half by the existing median and concrete jersey barrier to create two sets of EASTBOUND (Koko Head) traffic lanes from Kahanamoku Street to Kalakaua Avenue. The Inner EASTBOUND (Koko Head) traffic lanes of Ala Moana Boulevard, will be RESTRICTED TO APEC ACCESS ONLY.
  • Ala Moana Boulevard, WESTBOUND (Ewa) side lanes will run EASTBOUND (Koko Head) ONLY from Kahanamoku Street to Kalakaua Avenue and remain open to unrestricted vehicular, pedestrian and general public traffic.
  • Kalakaua Avenue will be divided in half by concrete jersey barrier for the EASTBOUND (Koko Head) lanes creating restricted and unrestricted zones.
  • Kalakaua Avenue from Ala Moana Boulevard to Saratoga Road will be

RESTRICTED TO APEC ACCESS ONLY. The EASTBOUND (Koko Head) lanes OUTSIDE of the APEC ACCESS ONLY lanes will be OPEN for general public and run from Ala Moana Blvd to the Kalakaua Avenue/Kuhio Avenue split where all general public traffic will be diverted onto Kuhio Avenue.

  • Saratoga Road will be divided in half by concrete jersey barrier to create two sets of lanes between Kalakaua Avenue and Kalia Road. Saratoga Road, WESTBOUND (Ewa) side lanes will be RESTRICTED TO APEC ACCESS ONLY. Saratoga Road, EASTBOUND (Koko Head) side lanes will remain open with unrestricted access by the general public, residents and businesses.
  • Kalia Road will be restricted from Ala Moana Boulevard to Saratoga Road for APEC ACCESS ONLY.
  • General public requiring vehicle access to Saratoga Road, Beachwalk Road, and Kalia Road from Saratoga Road to Helumoa Road, must enter at Lewers Street and will be subject to a vehicle security screening on Lewers Street between Helumoa Road and Kalia Road. Lewers Street, during the restricted closures, will run SOUTHBOUND (Makai) against the normal traffic pattern from Kuhio Avenue to Kalakaua Avenue to allow access for vehicles entering the Lewers Street security checkpoint.
  • All lanes of Beachwalk Road traffic will run NORTHBOUND (Mauka) ONLY against the normal traffic pattern toward Kalakaua Avenue.
  • There will be intermittent closures of other intersections in the vicinity of the Hale Koa that will periodically affect vehicular and pedestrian movement.

Restricted Parking Zone: Vehicular parking restrictions will be coordinated and enforced by the Honolulu Police Department. All affected areas will be posted with "Emergency No Parking" signage. The restrictions will begin at November 11 and discontinue on November 13 at 11:59 p.m. However, due to ongoing preparations in the area, some parking spaces may be utilized by vendors related to the event starting as early as November 7. This start time will be reflected on the "Emergency No Parking" signs. Drivers should use caution in parking in these areas during this period and ensure they are not in a work zone.

  • Ala Moana Boulevard, EASTBOUND (Koko Head) from Kamakee Street to Atkinson Drive.
  • Ala Moana Boulevard, EASTBOUND (Koko Head) and WESTBOUND (Ewa) lanes between Holomoana Street and Kalakaua Avenue.
  • Hobron Lane from Holomoana Street to Ala Moana Boulevard.
  • Kalakaua Avenue between Ala Moana Boulevard and Saratoga Road.
  • Olohana Street between Kalakaua Avenue and Kuhio Avenue.
  • Kalaimoku Street between Kalakaua Avenue and Kuhio Avenue.
  • Lewers Street between Kalakaua Avenue and Kuhio Avenue.
  • Lauula Street between Lewers Street and Seaside Avenue.
  • Helumoa Street between Lewers Street and end of roadway.
  • Beachwalk Road between Kalakaua Avenue and Kalia Road.
  • Saratoga Road between Kalakaua Avenue and Kalia Road.
  • Kalia Road between Saratoga Road and Ala Moana Boulevard.
  • McCully Street, EASTBOUND (Koko Head) side lanes from Ala Wai Boulevard to Kalakaua Avenue.
  • McCully Street, all lanes South King Street to Kapiolani Boulevard.
  • Niu Street between Ala Wai Boulevard to Kalakaua Avenue.
  • Pau Street between Ala Wai Boulevard to Kalakaua Avenue.
  • Keoniana Street between Ala Wai Boulevard to Kalakaua Avenue.
  • Kuamoo Street between Ala Wai Boulevard to Kuhio Avenue.

Pedestrian Screening: Pedestrians who approach the secure perimeter fencing around the Hale Koa will be subject to a visual inspection for weapons. 

Guidance for Residents/Businesses near the Hale Koa Hotel: Impact for this area will begin at approximately 10:00 p.m. on Friday, November 11, and continue through approximately 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, November 12.

LUANA WAIKIKI HOTEL/RESIDENCES 2045 KALAKAUA AVENUE: Residents vehicle access to the hotel complex will be facilitated through a security checkpoint at Kalakaua Avenue and Ala Moana Boulevard.

Residents will be required to show photo identification as proof of residence such as a valid driver's license, state identification card, valid military identification card or passport which will be cross referenced with a hotel list by Luana Waikiki staff.

Any visitor's accessing this complex must be escorted by a resident. Visitors without a residential escort will not be allowed access.

Pedestrian access for residents and guests will be at the King Kalakaua Park entry /Access point.

Residents will be required to show photo identification as proof of residence such as a valid driver's license, state identification card, valid military identification card or passport which will be cross referenced with a hotel list by Luana Waikiki staff.

Mail deliveries: Normal deliveries.

Parking for Luana Waikiki Hotel/Residences: Will not be impacted.

ALOHA MINI MART GAS STATION, 2025 KALAKAUA AVENUE: Access to this business will be restricted to Luana Waikiki residents and guests for purchases. After conducting business, patrons will not be permitted to loiter and must return to their residence.

Mini Mart employees will be facilitated through a security checkpoint at Kalakaua Avenue and Ala Moana Boulevard. GAS PUMP USAGE WILL BE RESTRICTED TO LAW ENFORCEMENT / MILITARY SECURITY PERSONNEL ONLY.

ELITE PARKING, KALAKAUA AVENUE: Company employees will be facilitated through a security checkpoint at Kalakaua Avenue and Ala Moana Boulevard.

U.S. POST OFFICE, 300 SARATOGA AVENUE: This business will be closed while the secure zone is in operation. All customers requiring U.S. Postal Service related service on November 12 between 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. will be directed to alternative USPS locations.

US Postal Service customers maintaining post office boxes at this location will not be allowed access while the secure zone is in operation.

FORT DERUSSY ARMY MUSEUM: This business will be closed.

HALE KOA BEACH AND HALE KOA PARK: No Public Access. These areas are restricted to APEC access only.

The public will be able to access public beach areas near the Outrigger Reef Hotel by utilizing Public Beach Path 141A on Kalia Road and Hilton Hawaiian Village via Kahanamoku Street.

HILTON HAWAIIAN VILLAGE, ILIKAI MARINA CONDOS, THE MODERN HOTEL, HAWAII PRINCE HOTEL AND ALA WAI YACHT HARBOR: Residents and guests must utilize Ala Moana Boulevard, EASTBOUND (Koko Head) and turn on Holomoana Street, behind the Hawaii Prince Hotel, go through the vehicle sweep checkpoint and continue on Holomoana Street to their destination.

All residents and guests entering the vehicle security checkpoint at Holomoana Street will utilize Kahanamoku Street to exit the properties listed above. There will be no access to or from Ala Moana Boulevard, Kalia Road or Paoa Place.

Hilton Hawaiian Village guests should utilize Public Beach west for beach access.

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