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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, November 17, 2002

Various events, road work will lead to street closures

By Scott Ishikawa
Advertiser Staff Writer

A number of races, rides and holiday parades, along with road construction projects around O'ahu, will mean lane and road closures this month beginning today.

Holiday events and races include:

The Tour De Cure Bike Ride sponsored by the American Diabetes Association, today from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event, expected to have 250 riders, will begin and end at at Kapi'olani Park. There will be a 25-kilometer route that turns around at Maunalua Bay, and a 50-kilometer route that turns around at Sandy Beach.

MADD DASH Run /Walk sponsored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving, today from 3 to 5 p.m through downtown Honolulu.

About 1,200 runners will begin at Skygate near Ho-nolulu Hale, head down King and Beretania streets to Victoria Street, and back to Skygate.

Martin Warehousing Toys for Tots Caravan, Nov. 24, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

About 200 vehicles will start at Magic Island and head down Ala Moana and Kalakaua Avenue to Monsarrat Avenue.

28th Annual Turkey Trot Fun Run sponsored by the city Department of Parks and Recreation, Nov. 28 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.

About 800 runners/walkers will start at Paki Avenue and head through Kaimuki and Kahala to Kapi'olani Park.

Kalihi Christmas Parade, Nov. 29 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The parade with 100 marchers and three bands will begin at Kalihi Union Church and head down parts of North King Street, Dillingham Boulevard, Waiakamilo Road and Kalihi Street before ending at Kamehameha Shopping Center.

Waikiki Holiday Parade, Nov. 29 from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

About 1,200 marchers and 28 bands will start at Saratoga Road/Kalakaua Avenue and head down Kalakaua to Kapi'olani Park.

Hawai'i Kai Christmas Parade, Nov. 30 from 10 a.m. to noon.

The event with 1,000 marchers will begin at Kamiloiki Park and head down Lunalilo Home Road to Koko Marina Shopping Center.

Wai'anae Coast Christmas Parade, Nov. 30 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

About 1,000 marchers, 30 floats and 10 bands will start at Wai'anae Boat Harbor and head down Farrington Highway to Wai'anae Mall.

State transportation officials are also advising O'ahu motorists of lane closures this week because of road construction. They include:

Single-lane closures on Pali Highway near Castle Junction, tomorrow through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for utility line work. The work includes the installation of highway message signs.

• Lane closures are also scheduled for Likelike Highway tomorrow to Friday.

One lane of Likelike will be closed in the Honolulu-bound direction from the vicinity of Valley View Drive to the pedestrian overpass at Kula Kolea Drive from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for construction of retaining walls.

One lane of Likelike Highway will be closed in the Kane'ohe-bound direction from Nalanieha Street to Valley View Drive from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for slope stabilization work.

And one lane of Likelike Highway will be closed in either the Kane'ohe-bound or Honolulu-bound direction between Valley View Drive to the Burmeister Overpass from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for restriping work.

• Lane closures are also scheduled for Kalaniana'ole Highway tomorrow through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

One Honolulu-bound or one Koko Head-bound lane of Kalaniana'ole Highway will be closed between H-1 Freeway and West Hind for guardrail installation and other work.

The left lane of Kalaniana'ole Highway in the Honolulu-bound direction will be closed at Wailupe Circle for extending the left-turn storage lane. Motorists will be allowed to turn left on Wailupe Circle from Kalaniana'ole Highway during the closure.