Construction Updates

Pali Highway Street Lighting and Resurfacing – Kamehameha to Waokanaka

HDOT provides the update below on the Pali Highway Street Lighting and Resurfacing – Kamehameha Highway to Waokanaka Street, the first of the planned Pali Highway improvements. This project will repair or replace street lights from Vineyard Boulevard to Kamehameha Highway and will repave Pali Highway from Waokanaka Street to Kamehameha Highway—including the parallel Waokanaka Street and the Pali Highway/Waokanaka Street intersection—and is estimated to be completed in Winter 2019.

Current work on the project involves narrowing the median of Pali Highway in Nuuanu to allow a lane shift and protected work area for the LED lighting replacement and Dowsett Highlands Relief Sewer, street lighting installation, concrete median barrier construction and preparation for repaving on Pali Highway Honolulu bound from Kamehameha Highway to Waokanaka Street.

Day Closures on Pali Highway (Honolulu bound)
Location Bike/Ped Work type
1 mile before Waokanaka No impact to bike/pedestrian facilities Loading/unloading of concrete or temp. barriers
Nuuanu Pali Drive to Waokanaka No impact to bike/pedestrian facilities Electrical work, traffic signal installation
Waokanaka Street to Nuuanu Ave. No impact to bike/pedestrian facilities Electrical work, median widening, and utility relocation

 

Day Closures on Pali Highway (Kailua bound)
Location Bike/Ped Work type
Niolopa Place to Jack Lane Crosswalk at Jack Lane intersection will be narrowed during work hours only. Electrical work, median widening, and utility relocation
Jack Lane to Waokanaka St. Crosswalks at Ahi Place and Ahipuu Street will be narrowed during work hours only. Electrical work, median widening, and utility relocation
Waokanaka St. to Nuuanu Pali Drive No impact to bike/pedestrian facilities Electrical work, traffic signal installation

 

Night closures on Pali Highway (Honolulu bound)
Location Bike/Ped Work type
Kamehameha Highway to Waokanaka St. No impact to bike/pedestrian facilities Median, electrical and drainage work
Waokanaka St. to Nuuanu Ave. No impact to bike/pedestrian facilities Median, electrical and drainage work

 

Night Closures on Pali Highway (Kailua bound)
Location Bike/Ped Work type
Nuuanu Drive to Waokanaka St. (tentative) No impact to bike/pedestrian facilities Median, electrical and drainage work
Waokanaka St. to Nuuanu Pali Drive No impact to bike/pedestrian facilities Median, striping, electrical and drainage work
Nuuanu Pali Drive to Pali Tunnels No impact to bike/pedestrian facilities Median, electrical and drainage work

 

Lane closure notices are received by the HDOT Public Affairs Office on a weekly basis and are posted to http://hidot.hawaii.gov/highways/roadwork/ every Thursday (for closures over the coming weekend) and Friday (for closures over the following week). The night closures listed as tentative represent work the contractor will attempt to complete during day closure hours, if possible.

The 24/7 project hotline is 808-945-1111 and more information is available on the project website, palihighway.org

Recent complaints have dealt with triggering of the left-turn arrows at the highway intersections with Jack Lane and Laimi Road/Ahi Place. HDOT and the contractor have been working with the City and County Department of Transportation Services to resolve the triggering and timing at these traffic signals. HDOT engineers observed the following at these intersections on Friday, April 13:

  1. The left turn onto Jack Lane is triggered by loop detectors and is working.
  2. The left turn onto Akamu Place is on a timer and may require additional timing work to tie into the microwave sensors. HDOT has installed a microwave sensor at this location to communicate with the signal when cars are in the left turn pocket.
  3. The left turn onto Ahi Place is on a timer and may require additional timing work.
  4. The left turn onto Laimi Road is on a timer and may require additional timing work to tie into the microwave sensors. HDOT has installed a microwave sensor at this location to communicate with the signal when cars are in the left turn pocket.

HDOT thanks the Nuuanu community and those commuting from the Windward side for their patience as we work on these much needed improvements to Pali Highway.