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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, July 20, 2003

Roadwork may slow commute this week

By Karen Blakeman
Advertiser Staff Writer

Commuters approaching or leaving Honolulu in 'ewa or kokohead directions this week will need to allow extra time and extra patience.

The state Department of Transportation announced lane closures on three major traffic thoroughfares and the closing of a sidewalk and a bike path, all of which are scheduled to begin tomorrow.

The closures were necessitated by improvement or reconstruction projects.

The Moanalua Freeway lighting project may cause the closure of a lane in either direction on Kamehameha Highway and Moanalua Freeway from McGrew Loop to Aloha Stadium between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

That work is expected to continue through Friday.

An 'ewa-bound or kokohead-bound lane of Kalaniana'ole Highway will be closed from H-1 to West Hind Drive from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for roadwork, which also is expected to continue through Friday.

Water-line work on Nimitz Highway from Sumner to Queen Street will begin tomorrow evening. From 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., two lanes of traffic, 'ewa-bound or diamond-head-bound, will be closed.

That work is expected to continue through Thursday.

In addition, pedestrians and bicyclists are advised that the bike route and the sidewalk along Nimitz from Maunakea Street to Queen Street are closed for reconstruction work, and will remain so until further notice.

Reach Karen Blakeman at 535-2430 or kblakeman@honoluluadvertiser.com