Heavy Construction Equipment to be Removed

Honolulu Rail Transit, Kapolei News

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) and Kiewit advises residents, businesses and commuters in the Waipahu area that construction equipment used to build the overhead guideway along Farrington Highway will be removed during the coming weeks.

Estimated Start Date: 29 February 2016 

Estimated Duration: 7-8 Weeks



  • Crews are nearing completion of the installation of the elevated rail guideway along Farrington Highway in Waipahu. Work is progressing both east to west and west to east and will soon meet up at Farrington Highway and Mokuola Street.
  • Beginning Monday, workers will be busy in either the eastbound or westbound lanes of Farrington Highway between Mokuola Street and Awamoku Street from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 a..m. the following morning.
  • Motorists will be directed to either the mauka or the makai side of Farrington Highway, depending on where the work is taking place.  At least one lane in each direction will be open at all times, and two eastbound lanes will remain open from 5:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
  • There’ll be no left turns from Farrington Highway onto either Mokuola Street or Awamoku Street.  Drivers will be detoured to U-turns at Paiwa Street or Waipahu Depot Street.
  • There’ll also be no left turns from Mokuola Steet/Awalau Street onto Farrington Highway, and no crossing Farrington Highway at that intersection.
  • All right turns will remain open.
  • Westbound drivers may use Moloalo Street for access to businesses and residences on the mauka side of Farrington Highway and eastbound drivers may use Awalau Street for access to those on the makai side.
  • HPD special duty officers and/or construction company flaggers will assist with traffic in the vicinity.  Bus service may be impacted.  Bus riders should check thebus.org or call 848-4500 with questions.
  • We ask that drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians be alert and remain undistracted as they move through the construction area.
  • Observe posted speed limits and follow traffic signage or HPD/flagger instructions.
  • Allow for extra time through the construction zone.