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Honolulu rail crews complete 4 miles of elevated guideway

WAIPAHU, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The Honolulu rail project is making headway with the completion of 4 miles of the system’s elevated guideway, officials announced Wednesday.

“We continue to make progress on the construction of our rail project,” HART Executive Director and CEO Dan Grabauskas said in a statement. “Safety is our top priority, and we want to thank the public for their patience, and for driving safely through our construction zones.”

The 4-mile mark is along Farrington Highway near Leoku Street in Waipahu. Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation said crews have finished constructing more than 170 spans, or the portion of the guideway between two support columns.

HART said 290 foundations and 204 columns have been completed to date.

The first two rail cars – located in Pittsburg, Calif. – are scheduled to arrive in Honolulu in early 2016.

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