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Delivery of generators for the Schofield Barracks Generating Station
Work scheduled overnight on July 14-21 will briefly close H-1 and Fort Weaver Road
Release Date: 7/13/2017
HONOLULU, July 13, 2017 - Contractors for Hawaiian Electric Company will start to deliver six 159-ton generators, one per day, on Friday, July 14, to the Schofield Barracks Generating Station, located on U.S. Army land off Kunia Road in Wahiawa.
The delivery route for the large generators begins at Kalaeloa Barbers Point Harbor, travels through Kapolei to Fort Weaver Road, briefly goes onto the H-1 Freeway, then heads north on Kunia Road to Schofield Barracks.
Because each generator is an over-sized load, the hauling vehicles, accompanied by Honolulu Police Department escort vehicles, will take a route that avoids overpasses. The convoy will need to make a U-turn on Fort Weaver Road and on H-1, which will require brief traffic stoppages of under 30 minutes.
The generator deliveries will occur late at night and into the early morning hours to minimize the impact on traffic. The hauling vehicles, traveling at about 5 mph, will depart Barbers Point Harbor each evening around 10 p.m. and will arrive at Schofield Barracks by 5 a.m.
At night, the hauling vehicles will leave Schofield Barracks for the return trip to Barbers Point Harbor. The vehicles, traveling about 10 mph, will take a direct route, requiring no traffic stoppage, southbound on Kunia Road to Farrington Highway, then westbound through Kapolei to Kalaeloa Boulevard and south to Barbers Point Harbor.
The deliveries will follow this schedule from July 14 through 16 and July 18 through 20, and may include July 21, a contingent delivery night. Traffic control measures, aided by special-duty police officers, will be used to help control traffic on the delivery route only.
Hawaiian Electric wants to advise the public about this work and apologizes for any inconvenience.
Please refer to the following page for the exact route.
Following is the delivery route, which is illustrated on the attached map.
From Kalaeloa Barbers Point Harbor, transport vehicles will travel:
- South on Malakole Street
- North on Kalaeloa Boulevard
- East onto Kapolei Parkway
- North on Kamokila Boulevard, continuing northeast onto Farrington Highway
At Aloun Farms the transport vehicles will travel through private land:
- From Farrington Highway, south onto HART Frontage Road
- East through farmland
- Exit farmland at juncture of Old Fort Weaver Road and Weaver Road
Continuing on public roadways, transport vehicles will travel:
- East on Farrington Highway
- South on Fort Weaver Road
- U-Turn at Laulaunui Street to go north on Fort Weaver Road
- East on Farrington Highway
- North on Leoku Street
- West on Waipahu Street
- North on Fort Weaver Road
- East on H-1 Freeway
- U-turn at Mile Marker 5.6 to go west on H-1 (guardrail removed to cross median)
- North on Kunia Road
- West onto Schofield Barracks construction access road and through the Schofield Barracks gate at Hauula Street