LIST: Closures, other impacts during president's visit
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The president and first lady landed on Oahu on Friday afternoon for a busy, one-day stopover.
After landing, the president made his way to Camp Smith and then to Waikiki.
Later in the afternoon, President Trump will visit the USS Arizona Memorial. He's expected to be back in Waikiki by 8 p.m.
On Saturday, the president is expected to depart Waikiki before 7 a.m., and all roads should be reopened by about 9 a.m.
Here are the anticipated impacts:
- Westbound lanes of the H-1 Freeway are set to shut down between 4 and 5 p.m. Friday.
- Between 7 and 8 p.m. Friday, eastbound lanes will close again as the president heads back to Waikiki.
- On Saturday around 6 or 7 a.m., westbound lanes of the H-1 Freeway will be closed for the president's departure.
- Kuhio Avenue is closed from the Kalakaua Avenue split to Kaiolu Street.
- Two lanes of Kalakaua Avenue are closed between Kuhio Avenue and Saratoga Road.
- All traffic on Saratoga Road heading mauka will be diverted to Kalakaua Avenue.
- A contraflow from Ala Wai Boulevard will allow access Kalaimoku and Launiu streets.
- Officials expect the road closures to extend through about 9 a.m. Saturday.
- Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor and Battleship Missouri will close at 3 p.m.
- Ford Island Bridge is expected to close about 4:30 p.m. and re-open at an unknown time Friday evening.
- Paradise Cove has canceled this evening's luau because of the difficulty of getting Waikiki visitors to the event.
In Waikiki, "no parking" signs have gone up along several roadways. The parking restrictions are in effect from 10 p.m. Thursday to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Officials are urging residents and visitors to allow for extra travel time and to prepare for heightened security, especially in Waikiki.
In addition to road closures, officials say some pedestrian areas will be off limited and some bus stops will be closed.
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