Portion of Bingham Street to close for hospital construction project

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Drivers will not be able to access Bingham Street, near Alexander Street, from Tuesday through Friday morning as construction crews make progress on a recent building project near the Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children.

A construction tower crane will be delivered and installed on the hospital's construction site, so the road will be closed for the safety of crews and the public during work hours, according to Hawaii Pacific Health. The work will take place from 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Patients and visitors of the Kapiolani Medical Center can get to the patient drop-off area by turning on Bingham Street from Punahou Street. Drivers leaving the drop-off area should turn left on Bingham. Police officers will be on site to re-route traffic in the area.

To access the parking garage, drivers should use the following alternate routes:

From H1 Eastbound  

1. Take Punahou Street Exit 23

2. Right on Punahou Street

3. Left on King Street

4. Left on McCully Street

5. Left on Beretania Street

6. Right on Alexander Street

7. Left on Bingham Street (contraflow) to parking garage

From H1 Westbound

1. Take King Street Exit 25A

2. Right on King Street

3. King Street becomes Beretania Street after the University Avenue intersection

4. Right on Alexander Street

5. Left on Bingham Street (contraflow) to parking garage

The construction is part of a bigger multi-year project that will involve a new building for Kapiolani's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. It is slated for completion in the spring of 2016 and will open in the fall of 2016.

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