Honolulu Triathlon traffic restrictions for Sunday

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Annual Honolulu Triathlon will take place Sunday, May 19, 2013, and will start at Ala Moana Beach Park at 5:45 a.m.

Participants will begin with a 1500 meter swim, followed by a 25 mile bike ride along Ala Moana Boulevard, Nimitz Highway, and Lagood Drive, and finally will run 6.2 miles back to Ala Moana Beach Park.

The following traffic restrictions will be in place:

The Bike Course will be held on the Makai (ocean) side of Ala Mona Blvd from Ala Moana Beach Park, Ewa bound, to Nimitz under the viaduct, past the airport to the turnaround at Arizona and Nimitz - Halawa Gate (the intersection just before the Arizona Memorial). The bikes will make a 180 U-turn and return to Nimitz under the viaduct, making a right on Lagoon Drive, riding on the Diamond Head Side to the end, and then back to Nimitz, making a right and back onto Nimitz and Ala Moana Blvd, to Ala Moana Beach Park.

  • Contraflow traffic will be active on the Airport Side of Lagoon Drive.
  • Lagoon Drive will remain open during the event.

Ala Moana Boulevard and Nimitz Highway: The road closure begins at 4 a.m. This is based upon road coning. Nimitz Highway to Ward Avenue will be open no later than 10:00 a.m. Crossing traffic on Ala Moana Boulevard and Nimitz Highway will be restricted.

Airport Traffic: All vehicle movement into and out of the airport/Lagoon Drive is required to enter/exit the airport area via the H1 freeway. Vehicles needing access to Elliott Street will be able to via Aolele Street. This portion of the road is anticipated to re-open at 8:30 a.m.

Sand Island: Vehicles requiring entry into Sand Island should plan on accessing Sand Island from H1 west. Vehicles requiring to exit Sand Island will be able to access H-1 east or west. This portion of the road is anticipated to start re- opening at 9:00am.

Aloha Tower Market Place: Parking for Aloha Tower Market Place will be directly across from the market at Topa Tower. All day parking will be $5.00. Pedestrians will cross to the market place at Bishop Street and Ala Moana Boulevard. This will be a controlled crossing point. This portion of Ala Moana Boulevard is anticipated to start re-opening at 9:15 a.m.

Kewalo Basin Park, Harbor Area & Kakaako Waterfront Park: Ala Moana Boulevard access to Kewalo Basin and Kakaako Park will be limited to vehicle traffic from 6:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. The service driveway on Ahui will not be affected. Limited access for tour vans and boat crews will be at the Ewa side of the basin near Fishermans Wharf (Ward Avenue & Ala Monana Boulevard). Crews should be prepared for a slight delay and for HPD to safely cross them over. Entry for pedestrian traffic is crossing point at Ward Avenue and Ala Moana Boulevard or Diamond Head side of the basin. It is anticipated that all access to this area will be open to ALL vehicle traffic by 7:30 a.m. Any early park users in vehicles who get in before 6 a.m. must be prepared to stay until 7:30 a.m. No vehicles will be allowed to leave before 7:30 a.m. ALL parks are available to walk-in traffic ONLY.

All roads are anticipated to open for vehicle traffic at 10:00 a.m.

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