Posted at 7:25 a.m., Saturday, December 8, 2007
Honolulu Marathon road closures, detours on Sunday
Advertiser StaffHonolulu Marathon
ROAD CLOSURES AND DETOURS
Beginning at 12:30 a.m. Sunday, one or more lanes will be closed and/or coned until the athletes complete each section of the course. Tow-away zones are in effect from 1 a.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday.
The following throughways will be closed or restricted on Sunday:
Ala Moana Boulevard from Atkinson Drive to Ward Avenue will be detoured from 12:30 a.m. to 8 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 2 p.m.
Kalakaua Avenue will be detoured left onto Paoakalani Avenue from 8:30 a.m.
Kalakaua Avenue mauka side between Monsarrat Avenue and Ponimo'i 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. 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 event over. No parking and tow-away zone on both sides of Monsarrat Avenue from Kalakaua to Paki Avenue.
Paki Avenue from Monsarrat Avenue to Kalakaua Avenue from 4:30 a.m. for the duration of the marathon. Local traffic only, access to Diamond Head tennis courts from 9 a.m.
Diamond Head Road, Kahala and Kealaolu 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 access to Diamond Head Crater only will be restricted to Civil Defense, FAA, 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 exiting 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 have restricted access from 2:30 a.m. The mauka side of the highway will be contra-flowed for two-way traffic. West bound Kalaniana'ole Highway traffic will be detoured onto 'Ainakoa Street to Malia Street to Kilauea Avenue. Local traffic should expect delays.
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. Maunalua Bay 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, COSTCO, etc. will be permitted.
Kealaolu 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 officers at 'Aukai Avenue. Entry and exit by Aukai only. All other roadways will be closed and traffic will be turned around.
Kahala Towers, Kahala Mandarin Oriental Hotel, and Waialae Country Club traffic will be permitted via 'Aukai Avenue and Pueo Street when safe to do so.
THE BUS: Some bus routes will be canceled and/or detoured. Call The Bus at 848-5555 or visit www.TheBus.org for details.