HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders' Meeting will take place on Saturday, November 12, 2011, at the Hale Koa Hotel and Sunday, November 13, 2011 at the J.W. Marriott Ihilani in Ko Olina.
Security and transportation restrictions have been coordinated to ensure the safety and security of the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting leaders and delegates. Every effort has been made to minimize the impact of these safety measures.
The public's cooperation and patience is appreciated during this time. Road closures, parking restrictions, and changes to public transportation routes and public works services will be necessary during the APEC Economic Leaders' meetings beginning the evening of November 11 through November 13.
J.W. Marriott Ihilani Ko Olina Area Road Closures/Parking Restrictions/Pedestrian Screening: Impact for this area will begin at approximately 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 12, and continue through approximately 11:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 13.
All visitors and residents should anticipate roadway restrictions on H-1 Freeway westbound and Farrington Highway between Waikiki and Ko Olina on November 13 from 8:30 a.m. through 9:30 a.m. All are advised to use alternate routes during this time period.
Road Closures: The closures will begin at approximately 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 12, and continue through approximately 11:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 13. All of the following areas will be posted with "Emergency No Parking" signage. Fencing and other physical barriers will also be in place as will uniformed law enforcement officers.
Vehicular traffic in the restricted zones will be limited to vehicles with a law enforcement/public safety function.
Pedestrian traffic inside the restricted areas will be limited to residents and owners/employees of local businesses that fall within the secure area. Government issued photo identification, such as a driver's license, non-driver photo identification or passport will be required to gain access.
- Ko Olina Exit (WEST) Ramp from Farrington Highway from 12:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
- Olani Street
Restricted Parking Zone: All affected areas will be posted with "Emergency No Parking" signage. The restrictions will begin at November 12 and discontinue on November 13 at 11:59 p.m. However, due to ongoing preparations in the area; some streets may be utilized by vendors related to the event starting as early as November 7. This start time will be reflected on the "Emergency No Parking" signs. Drivers should use caution in parking in these areas during this period and ensure they are not in a work zone.
- Ali'inui Drive
- Olani Street
- Koio Drive
- Kamoana Place
Pedestrian Screening: Pedestrians who approach the secure perimeter fencing around the J.W. Marriott Ko Olina will be subject to a visual inspection for weapons.
Guidance for Residents/Businesses near the J.W. Marriott Ihilani Ko Olina: Impact for this area will begin at approximately 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 12, and continue through approximately 11:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 13.
KAI LANI COMMUNITY RESIDENTS: For Kai Lani residents/guests (ONLY). Vehicular traffic requiring access to this community will utilize the Ko Olina exit ramp from Farrington Highway, EASTBOUND and proceed to the Kai Lani community entry point via Ali'inui Drive.
Vehicle traffic exiting the Kai Lani community will be directed toward Farrington Highway, EASTBOUND on ramp ONLY. All exiting non-emergency traffic will be restricted during APEC motorcade movements.
All vehicular traffic requiring access to the Ko Olina Community will be utilizing Farrington Highway (EAST) and Koio Drive Entrance. There will be unestricted access until security checkpoint.
MAKAIWA BEACH PARK: Emergency Vehicles only.
PARADISE COVE: Closed to the general public.
KO OLINA GOLF COURSE: Open to the general public.
KO OLINA COMMUNITY SHOPPING PLAZA: All individuals requiring vehicular or pedestrian access to this secure zone will be subject to security screening at the intersection of Kamoana Place and Ali'inui Drive or Coconut Plantation exit gate. We encourage all to plan accordingly. All traffic will be restricted during APEC motorcade movements.
COCONUT PLANTATION COMMUNITY RESIDENTS: Residents vehicular or pedestrian access to the Coconut Plantation Community will be facilitated through a security checkpoint at Kamoana Place and Ali'inui Drive. Residents exiting Coconut Plantation will be subject to security screening at the Coconut Plantation exit gate before being allowed to enter the secure zone. All traffic will be restricted during APEC motorcade movements.
DISNEY AULANI RESORT: All Disney guests and employees will be allowed to enter the property using a designated lane at the intersection of Ali'inui and Kamoana Place. They will be directed by Disney staff to the proper parking area within the Disney Complex. This will be the ONLY available access point for all guests and employees when the secure zone is activated. We encourage all guest and employees to plan ahead and to allow extra time to arrive at their destination. All resort guests requesting beach access may be subject to security screening.
J.W. MARRIOTT/DISNEY AULANI LAGOON BEACH: Restricted access to J.W. Marriott/Disney Aulani guests ONLY. No public access.
Information and updates will be available online through the following websites: