PEARL CITY, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Honolulu rail project is becoming more of a reality as progress on the guideway along Kamehameha Highway in Pearl City becomes more evident.
Lane closures are still in effect at the intersection of Acacia Road and Kamehameha as crews finish laying the latest segments of the guideway across the area.
The following road closures are in place, according to the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation:
- One inside lane on eastbound Kamehameha Highway will be closed (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
- The inside lane of westbound Kamehameha Highway will be closed from 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
- The inside left-turn lane of eastbound Kamehameha Highway will be closed from 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
- Nightly from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
- No left turns from Kamehameha Highway eastbound to Acacia Road and westbound to Home Depot
- No crossing Kamehameha Highway at the Acacia Road intersection. The inside lanes of eastbound and westbound Kamehameha Highway will also be closed at this time.
Rail crews are also busy installing the first elements of the balanced cantilever project, similar to how they constructed the guideway over the H-1 Freeway near the merge.
For the coming weeks, the lane closures along Kamehameha Highway will remain consistent with what is currently in place. But in a just a few months, the installation equipment will be built on both sides of the H-1 overpass.
Rail officials said drivers should expect similar nighttime closures on the H-1 as well as lane and ramp closures. However, more details will be released at a later date.