Hawaiian Electric substation upgrade will require closure of Wilson Tunnel

Likelike Highway will be closed on Monday, Dec. 4

Release Date: 11/30/2017

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HONOLULU, Nov. 30, 2017 - Hawaiian Electric Company crews are upgrading equipment at the Wilson Tunnel Electrical Substation. For the safety of motorists, the Wilson Tunnel on Likelike Highway will be closed in both directions on Monday, Dec. 4, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Motorists are advised to use the H-3 Freeway or Pali Highway.

From Honolulu, heading to Kaneohe, Likelike Highway will be closed just after the Nalanieha Street intersection. There will also be single-lane closures on the highway leading up to that intersection to control traffic flow in the area.

Residents wanting access to Emmeline Place will need to seek permission from special-duty police officers stationed at the Nalanieha Street intersection. Residents on Emmeline Place and in the Valley View Drive area may still drive onto Likelike Highway, but only in the Honolulu-bound direction.

In Kaneohe, heading to Honolulu, Likelike Highway will be closed after the H-3 exit to Honolulu. A single-lane closure on Likelike Highway begins before the Kahekili Highway intersection.

There will also be a single-lane closure on Kahekili Highway before the intersection with Likelike Highway, reducing traffic lanes turning right onto Likelike Highway to only one lane.

Traffic signs, control measures, and special-duty police officers will help to control traffic.

Hawaiian Electric wants to advise the public about this highway closure and apologizes for any inconvenience.