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APEC Alert, More Rain?, Lost hikers

After weeks of anticipation, APEC is on. This morning you can find all the information you need to know to avoid any travel trouble at our special APEC section at HawaiiNewsNow.com. Today there will be a number of disruptions. At the bottom of this email I've included the important restrictions taking place. We'll also bring you a briefing from the City live this morning.

Traffic cameras have gone dark for the duration of APEC, but Sunrise has you covered. Taizo will team up with Danielle Tucker to help you avoid traffic jams and blocked roads and you can help out too. Send in your traffic tips to our Facebook or twitter pages.

An update to a Sunrise Exclusive we first told you about yesterday… Hawaii officials have decided to close the historic Iolani Palace for eight days after a small group temporarily locked themselves on the grounds. State officials say closed the palace last night at 5 p.m. and will reopen to the public on Nov. 15th. The state attorney general's office says the closure is part of the state's effort to secure and protect several critical state areas during APEC.

Another disturbance is moving in, bringing a chance of increasing showers with it. We could see some heavy rain and some thunderstorms through Wednesday. Like last week, the heavy rain will be hit and miss. Tradewinds will be speeding up and should stick around until the weekend.

Two lost hikers are spending a cold night in the mountains above Pearl City. Fire officials tell us that a man and his father in law got lost on the Waimano trail. They're not hurt and are in contact with family and rescue crews, but weather and darkness prevented crews from reaching them last night. We'll follow this developing story on Sunrise.

Boxing legend Joe Frazier has died after a battle with liver cancer. "Smokin' Joe" famously knocked out Muhammad Ali in an epic 15 round bout at Madison Square Garden in 1971. The two fought three times including the Thrilla in Manilla, a total of 41 rounds. "'I will always remember Joe with respect and admiration,'' Ali said in a statement. ''My sympathy goes out to his family and loved ones.''

Happening today, day two of meetings between the IBEW union and Hawaiian Telcom. We'll monitor any new developments on the strike talks.

Plus, the Royal Hawaiian Band performs live from Studio B to mark its 175th anniversary.

See you on Sunrise and as promised, here's a list of today's APEC restrictions and closures.

Aloha,

Tannya

APEC ALERT: Tuesday closures & restrictions

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Here is a list of the APEC restrictions and closures for Tuesday. We will post updated parking and street closures throughout the week.

24 HOUR PARKING ENFORCEMENT BEGINS:

The following parking prohibition will be enforced 24 hours-per-day from Tuesday, November 8  through Sunday, November 13: 

  • Atkinson Drive, Kokohead (South) side only, from Ala Moana Boulevard to Kapiolani Boulevard.
  • Hobron Lane, ewa (North) side, from Kaioo Drive to Ala Moana Boulevard.
  • Hilton Hawaiian Lagoon parking lot-Harbors division.
  • Koa Avenue, makai side, 100 feet ewa (West) of Uluniu Avenue.
  • Ohua Avenue, ewa (West) side, makai of Kuhio Avenue.
  • Beachwalk, both sides, from South King Street to Kalakaua Avenue.

 No parking will be permitted Tuesday, November 8 through Friday, November 11 between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on the following roadways:

  • Kaheka Street, Koko Head (South) side from Kapiolani Boulevard to S. King Street.
  • Makaloa Street, both sides from Kalakaua Avenue to Sheridan Street.
  • McCully Street, both sides, from South King Street to Kalakaua Avenue.

Convention Center Area Road Closures and Restrictions

Road closures will begin daily at approximately 6 a.m. and continue through approximately 7 p.m., on Tuesday, November 8, and ending on Friday, November 11.  No parking will be permitted on the following streets from November 8 through 11. 

Fencing and other physical barriers, as well as uniformed law enforcement officers, will be in place to assist the public with traffic flow and identifying the closed roads.  "No Parking" signs will be posted. 

Vehicular traffic will be limited to vehicles with a law enforcement purpose on the following roadways:

  • Kapiolani Boulevard, all lanes, from Kalakaua Avenue to Atkinson Drive.
  • Atkinson Drive, all lanes, from Kona Street to Kapiolani Boulevard.

 Vehicular traffic will be limited but not closed on the following roadway:

  • Kalakaua Avenue, from Kapiolani Boulevard to the Ala Wai Canal will be open, but with reduced lanes.

There will be intermittent closures of other intersections in the vicinity of the Hawai'i Convention Center that may temporarily affect vehicular and pedestrian movement.

Convention Center Area Parking Restrictions

No parking will be allowed at any time from Monday, November 7 through Sunday, November 13 in affected areas.  Vehicular parking restrictions will be coordinated and enforced by the Honolulu Department of Transportation Services and the Honolulu Police Department.  Appropriate signs will be posted and enforced on the following roadways:

  • Kahakai Drive, both sides, throughout the entire length of the street.
  • Kapiolani Boulevard, both sides, from Kaheka Street to Kalakaua Avenue.
  • Kalauokalani Way, both sides, from Makaloa Street to Kapiolani Boulevard.

The following parking prohibition will be enforced 24 hours-per-day from Tuesday, November 8 through Sunday, November 13: 

  • Atkinson Drive, Kokohead (South) side only, from Ala Moana Boulevard to Kapiolani Boulevard.
  • Hobron Lane, ewa (North) side, from Kaioo Drive to Ala Moana Boulevard.
  • Hilton Hawaiian Lagoon parking lot-Harbors division.
  • Koa Avenue, makai side, 100 feet ewa (West) of Uluniu Avenue.
  • Ohua Avenue, ewa (West) side, makai of Kuhio Avenue.
  • Beachwalk, both sides, from South King Street to Kalakaua Avenue.

No parking will be permitted Tuesday, November 8 through Friday, November 11 between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on the following roadways:

  • Kaheka Street, Koko Head (South) side from Kapiolani Boulevard to S. King Street.
  • Makaloa Street, both sides from Kalakaua Avenue to Sheridan Street.
  • McCully Street, both sides, from South King Street to Kalakaua Avenue.

The following parking prohibition will be enforced for 24 hours on Friday, November 11: 

  • Beretania Street, makai (South) side only, from Punahou Street to Kalakaua Avenue.

Convention Center Area Pedestrian Restrictions

The following sidewalks and walkways will be continuously closed from Monday, November 7 through Sunday, November 13:

  •  Atkinson Drive, Kokohead (South) side only, from Kahakai Drive to Kapiolani Boulevard.
  •  Kapiolani Boulevard, Kokohead (South) side only, from Atkinson Drive to Kalakaua Avenue.
  •  Kalakaua Avenue, makai (West) side only, from Kapiolani Boulevard to Ala Wai Boulevard.
  •  The Promenade walkway from Kalakaua Avenue to the security barricade makai (South) of Kahakai Drive.

The following crosswalks will be closed 24 hours-per-day from Monday, November 7 through Sunday, November 13:

  •  Atkinson Drive/Kapiolani Boulevard, makai (South) side crosswalk.
  •  Kapiolani Boulevard/Kalakaua Avenue, Ewa (West) side crosswalk 
  •  Kalakaua Avenue/Pau Street. 

OAHU PARKS

Ala Moana Regional Park
10 p.m. on Sunday, November 6, to 10 p.m. on Monday, November 14

The Magic Island parking lot and the Ewa half of Ala Moana Park will be closed to the public. In addition, only emergency response vehicles will be allowed in Ala Moana Park; civilian vehicles will not be allowed to enter. There will be no public parking along Ala Moana Boulevard fronting the park. Pedestrians may walk to the park and beach and use the areas not designated for emergency response agencies

Ala Wai Community Park
Midnight on Monday, November 7, to midnight on Monday, November 14

The Ala Wai Community Center, including the parking lot, restrooms, canoe hale and areas up to the baseball field fence, will be closed to the public. Baseball and soccer fields will be open and accessible from the Koko Head side of the park.

Kapiolani Regional Park
Midnight on Monday, October 31, to midnight on Monday, November 14

All parking lots on Monsarrat Avenue, including the Waikiki Shell lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, and Paki/Monsarrat lot will be closed to the public. Soccer fields 4 and 5, along with picnic area 3, will also be closed. All other areas of the park will be open to the public.

Ala Wai Golf Course Ballroom
6 a.m. on Monday, November 7, to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, November 15

The Diamond Head Ballroom will be closed to the public. The golf course and clubhouse will remain open.

 ALA WAI HARBOR

From 6 p.m. Sunday  to Monday, November 14 access to the grounds of the Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor and adjacent old helipad parking lot will be restricted.

All paid and public parking areas of the Ala Wai Harbor will be closed for security reasons during APEC. This includes all the free public parking at the helipad area, along the Hilton Lagoon and along the 600/700 rows within the facility.

Only vehicles operated by legitimate harbor tenants with a valid harbor decal will be allowed to enter via Holomoana Street and park in permit stalls. Vehicles can exit through Kahanamoku Street.

Pedestrians can enter via access near the Outrigger Reef Hotel. Use Public each Path 141A & Hilton Hawaiian village via Kahanamoku street. Boaters expect delays because of heightened security.

 Questions regarding refuse collection and disposal from November 7 through 13 click here.

Honolulu's traffic camera network will be temporarily off-line from 6:30 p.m. Monday, November 7 through November 14.

Go to Hawaii News Now's Facebook page for traffic updates.

The City Department of Transportation Services will suspend contra-flow coning on Kapiolani Boulevard and adjacent streets beginning Monday, November 7, at 3:30 p.m. through Thursday, November 10 due to APEC related road closures.

Motorists are advised to use alternate routes and to expect delays.

Copyright 2011 Hawaii News Now. All rights reserved. 

APEC ALERT: Tuesday closures & restrictions

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Here is a list of the APEC restrictions and closures for Tuesday. We will post updated parking and street closures throughout the week.

24 HOUR PARKING ENFORCEMENT BEGINS:

The following parking prohibition will be enforced 24 hours-per-day from Tuesday, November 8  through Sunday, November 13: 

  • Atkinson Drive, Kokohead (South) side only, from Ala Moana Boulevard to Kapiolani Boulevard.
  • Hobron Lane, ewa (North) side, from Kaioo Drive to Ala Moana Boulevard.
  • Hilton Hawaiian Lagoon parking lot-Harbors division.
  • Koa Avenue, makai side, 100 feet ewa (West) of Uluniu Avenue.
  • Ohua Avenue, ewa (West) side, makai of Kuhio Avenue.
  • Beachwalk, both sides, from South King Street to Kalakaua Avenue.

 No parking will be permitted Tuesday, November 8 through Friday, November 11 between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on the following roadways:

  • Kaheka Street, Koko Head (South) side from Kapiolani Boulevard to S. King Street.
  • Makaloa Street, both sides from Kalakaua Avenue to Sheridan Street.
  • McCully Street, both sides, from South King Street to Kalakaua Avenue.

Convention Center Area Road Closures and Restrictions

Road closures will begin daily at approximately 6 a.m. and continue through approximately 7 p.m., on Tuesday, November 8, and ending on Friday, November 11.  No parking will be permitted on the following streets from November 8 through 11. 

Fencing and other physical barriers, as well as uniformed law enforcement officers, will be in place to assist the public with traffic flow and identifying the closed roads.  "No Parking" signs will be posted. 

Vehicular traffic will be limited to vehicles with a law enforcement purpose on the following roadways:

  • Kapiolani Boulevard, all lanes, from Kalakaua Avenue to Atkinson Drive.
  • Atkinson Drive, all lanes, from Kona Street to Kapiolani Boulevard.

 Vehicular traffic will be limited but not closed on the following roadway:

  • Kalakaua Avenue, from Kapiolani Boulevard to the Ala Wai Canal will be open, but with reduced lanes.

There will be intermittent closures of other intersections in the vicinity of the Hawai'i Convention Center that may temporarily affect vehicular and pedestrian movement.

Convention Center Area Parking Restrictions

No parking will be allowed at any time from Monday, November 7 through Sunday, November 13 in affected areas.  Vehicular parking restrictions will be coordinated and enforced by the Honolulu Department of Transportation Services and the Honolulu Police Department.  Appropriate signs will be posted and enforced on the following roadways:

  • Kahakai Drive, both sides, throughout the entire length of the street.
  • Kapiolani Boulevard, both sides, from Kaheka Street to Kalakaua Avenue.
  • Kalauokalani Way, both sides, from Makaloa Street to Kapiolani Boulevard.

The following parking prohibition will be enforced 24 hours-per-day from Tuesday, November 8 through Sunday, November 13: 

  • Atkinson Drive, Kokohead (South) side only, from Ala Moana Boulevard to Kapiolani Boulevard.
  • Hobron Lane, ewa (North) side, from Kaioo Drive to Ala Moana Boulevard.
  • Hilton Hawaiian Lagoon parking lot-Harbors division.
  • Koa Avenue, makai side, 100 feet ewa (West) of Uluniu Avenue.
  • Ohua Avenue, ewa (West) side, makai of Kuhio Avenue.
  • Beachwalk, both sides, from South King Street to Kalakaua Avenue.

No parking will be permitted Tuesday, November 8 through Friday, November 11 between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on the following roadways:

  • Kaheka Street, Koko Head (South) side from Kapiolani Boulevard to S. King Street.
  • Makaloa Street, both sides from Kalakaua Avenue to Sheridan Street.
  • McCully Street, both sides, from South King Street to Kalakaua Avenue.

The following parking prohibition will be enforced for 24 hours on Friday, November 11: 

  • Beretania Street, makai (South) side only, from Punahou Street to Kalakaua Avenue.

Convention Center Area Pedestrian Restrictions

The following sidewalks and walkways will be continuously closed from Monday, November 7 through Sunday, November 13:

  •  Atkinson Drive, Kokohead (South) side only, from Kahakai Drive to Kapiolani Boulevard.
  •  Kapiolani Boulevard, Kokohead (South) side only, from Atkinson Drive to Kalakaua Avenue.
  •  Kalakaua Avenue, makai (West) side only, from Kapiolani Boulevard to Ala Wai Boulevard.
  •  The Promenade walkway from Kalakaua Avenue to the security barricade makai (South) of Kahakai Drive.

The following crosswalks will be closed 24 hours-per-day from Monday, November 7 through Sunday, November 13:

  •  Atkinson Drive/Kapiolani Boulevard, makai (South) side crosswalk.
  •  Kapiolani Boulevard/Kalakaua Avenue, Ewa (West) side crosswalk 
  •  Kalakaua Avenue/Pau Street. 

OAHU PARKS

Ala Moana Regional Park
10 p.m. on Sunday, November 6, to 10 p.m. on Monday, November 14

The Magic Island parking lot and the Ewa half of Ala Moana Park will be closed to the public. In addition, only emergency response vehicles will be allowed in Ala Moana Park; civilian vehicles will not be allowed to enter. There will be no public parking along Ala Moana Boulevard fronting the park. Pedestrians may walk to the park and beach and use the areas not designated for emergency response agencies

Ala Wai Community Park
Midnight on Monday, November 7, to midnight on Monday, November 14

The Ala Wai Community Center, including the parking lot, restrooms, canoe hale and areas up to the baseball field fence, will be closed to the public. Baseball and soccer fields will be open and accessible from the Koko Head side of the park.

Kapiolani Regional Park
Midnight on Monday, October 31, to midnight on Monday, November 14

All parking lots on Monsarrat Avenue, including the Waikiki Shell lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, and Paki/Monsarrat lot will be closed to the public. Soccer fields 4 and 5, along with picnic area 3, will also be closed. All other areas of the park will be open to the public.

Ala Wai Golf Course Ballroom
6 a.m. on Monday, November 7, to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, November 15

The Diamond Head Ballroom will be closed to the public. The golf course and clubhouse will remain open.

 ALA WAI HARBOR

From 6 p.m. Sunday  to Monday, November 14 access to the grounds of the Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor and adjacent old helipad parking lot will be restricted.

All paid and public parking areas of the Ala Wai Harbor will be closed for security reasons during APEC. This includes all the free public parking at the helipad area, along the Hilton Lagoon and along the 600/700 rows within the facility.

Only vehicles operated by legitimate harbor tenants with a valid harbor decal will be allowed to enter via Holomoana Street and park in permit stalls. Vehicles can exit through Kahanamoku Street.

Pedestrians can enter via access near the Outrigger Reef Hotel. Use Public each Path 141A & Hilton Hawaiian village via Kahanamoku street. Boaters expect delays because of heightened security.

 Questions regarding refuse collection and disposal from November 7 through 13 click here.

Honolulu's traffic camera network will be temporarily off-line from 6:30 p.m. Monday, November 7 through November 14.

Go to Hawaii News Now's Facebook page for traffic updates.

The City Department of Transportation Services will suspend contra-flow coning on Kapiolani Boulevard and adjacent streets beginning Monday, November 7, at 3:30 p.m. through Thursday, November 10 due to APEC related road closures.

 

Motorists are advised to use alternate routes and to expect delays.

Copyright 2011 Hawaii News Now. All rights reserved.

 

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