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Your guide to navigating traffic during the Honolulu Marathon
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Special traffic controls will be in effect tomorrow along the Honolulu Marathon route.
Beginning at 12:30 a.m., one or more lanes will be closed and/or coned until the athletes complete each section of the course. Tow-away zones will be in effect from 1 a.m. until 5 p.m. tomorrow.
The following will be closed or restricted:
Ala Moana from Atkinson Drive to Ward Avenue will be detoured from 12:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.
H-1 Freeway in both directions from the Wai'alae Avenue off-ramp/ 22nd Avenue to 'Ainakoa Avenue. H-1 traffic will be detoured from 3:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Kalakaua Avenue will be detoured left onto Paoakalani Avenue from 8:30 a.m.
Kalakaua Avenue mauka side between Monsarrat Avenue and Poni Moi Road from 4:30 a.m. until the marathon is over. The makai lanes will be contra-flowed for two-way traffic at about 9 a.m. and will be limited to resident traffic only. Patrons of the Outrigger Canoe Club and Elks Club must enter via Kapahulu Avenue.
Kapahulu Avenue makai-bound will be closed at Kuhio Avenue at 1:30 a.m. Local traffic will be allowed after 9 a.m.
Monsarrat Avenue from Kalakaua Avenue to Paki Avenue from 4:30 a.m. until the event is over. Tow-away zones will be in effect on both sides of Monsarrat Avenue from Kalakaua to Paki avenues.
Paki Avenue from Monsarrat Avenue to Kalakaua Avenue from 4:30 a.m. for the duration of the marathon. Local traffic only and access to the Diamond Head tennis courts will be from 9 a.m.
Diamond Head Road, Kahala and Keala'olu avenues will be controlled by police when the volume of runners would interfere with the safe movement of vehicles and runners. Signs will be posted.
18th Avenue from Diamond Head Road to Kilauea Avenue until runners clear the area. Traffic will be detoured at Diamond Head Road and Makapu'u Avenue. Local traffic only and access to Diamond Head Crater will be restricted to Federal Aviation Administration and National Guard personnel only.
Kilauea Avenue from 18th Avenue to Wai'alae Avenue, all eastbound lanes will be closed at 4 a.m. until runners clear the area. Westbound lanes will be contra-flowed to permit two-way traffic. Vehicular traffic leaving the lower Kahala area must cross Kilauea Avenue at Hunakai Street. Expect delays until 11 a.m.
Kalaniana'ole Highway from 'Ainakoa Street to Hawai'i Kai Drive makai side will be closed from 2:30 a.m. The mauka side of the highway will be contra-flowed for two-way traffic.
Hawai'i Kai Drive makai lanes from Kalaniana'ole Highway to Keahole Street from about 2:30 a.m. until the area is clear. The mauka side lanes will be contra-flowed for two-way traffic.
Kalaniana'ole Highway will be closed to through traffic from Hawai'i Kai Drive to Keahole Street from about 3:30 a.m. until the area is clear. Traffic will be detoured onto Hawai'i Kai Drive via Kawaihae to Lunalilo Home Road. Boat ramp traffic must enter from the Koko Head end.
Keahole Street makai-bound lanes from about 2:30 a.m. until the area is clear. Traffic will be contra-flowed in the mauka bound lanes for two-way flow. Entrance and exit from the Hawai'i Kai Shopping Center and Costco will be permitted.
Keala'olu Avenue from Wai'alae Avenue to Kahala Avenue from about 5:30 a.m. until the area is clear. Local traffic may be permitted only by direction of police officers at 'Aukai Avenue. Entry and exit at 'Aukai only; all other roadways will be closed.
Kahala Towers, Kahala Mandarin Oriental Hawaii, and Waialae Country Club traffic will be permitted via 'Aukai Avenue and Pueo Street when it is safe to do so.
Some bus routes will be canceled and/or detoured. Bus riders may call TheBus at 848-5555 or visit the Oahu Transit Services Web site at www.thebus.org for details.