Hawaiian Electric overnight work on Nimitz Highway utility manholes to continue Wednesday, Nov. 13 – Dec. 17

  • Work will involve single lane closures in both directions in downtown

  • Scheduled 8:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m.

  • Excludes Friday and Saturday nights, and Thanksgiving

Release Date: 11/12/2019

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HONOLULU, Nov. 12, 2019 – Hawaiian Electric contractors will be replacing concrete slabs and repaving over utility manholes on Nimitz Highway nightly from Wednesday, Nov. 13, to Tuesday, Dec. 17, except Friday and Saturday nights, and Thanksgiving. This will complete the maintenance work that began in September.

The work will require the overnight closure of a single lane in both directions of Nimitz Highway, from 8:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. The scheduled work will take place concurrently in some locations with traffic re-routed:

  • Starting Wednesday, Nov. 13, thru, Wednesday, Dec. 4, the far left westbound lane of Nimitz between Maunakea and Kekaulike streets will be closed. In the opposite direction on Nimitz, a 250-foot section of the left lane will be closed before Smith Street. Motorists will still be able to turn onto Smith.
  • From Wednesday, Nov. 20, to Thursday, Dec. 12, the far left lane of Nimitz in both directions will be closed between Bethel Street and Nuuanu Avenue. The left lane of Nuuanu Avenue after Marin Street will be detoured onto Merchant Street. The right lane of Nuuanu Avenue turning onto Nimitz will remain accessible for motorists heading westbound.
  • Beginning Sunday, Dec. 1, to Tuesday, Dec. 17, the far right westbound lane of Nimitz at Bethel will be closed. In the eastbound direction of Nimitz, the far left turn lane onto Bethel also will be closed. No traffic will be allowed onto Bethel; motorists will be detoured to Smith.

Message boards, safety signs, and traffic cones will alert motorists of the upcoming work zones. Special duty police and flagmen will be onsite for traffic control. Motorists are urged to pay attention to the detour signs, and slow down when approaching and passing the work sites.

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