Hawaiian Electric utility work near Likelike Highway in Kaneohe

Brief traffic stoppages on highway set for Oct. 9, 10 and 17

Release Date: 10/5/2017

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HONOLULU, Oct. 5, 2017 - Contractors for Hawaiian Electric Company are replacing power transmission equipment in the Kaneohe area, which will require traffic stoppages on Monday, Oct. 9, Tuesday, Oct. 10, and Tuesday, Oct. 17.

Between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., there will be two or three 10-minute traffic stoppages, as follows:

  • All lanes of traffic travelling in both directions on the Likelike Highway, on the mountain side (mauka) of the H-3 overpass will be closed intermittently.
  • The Kaneohe-bound H-3 exit ramp to Likelike Highway will be closed intermittently.

Contractors will be using a helicopter to carry equipment, ropes and cables from a transmission structure adjacent to the highway to another one located on the mountain ridge.

The project, which is expected to continue through the end of the month, will also require a single-lane closure on Likelike Highway, Monday through Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. For the safety of motorists and the crews, the Kaneohe-bound right lane of Likelike Highway will be closed from the juncture of the Kaneohe-bound H-3 exit ramp to a short distance beyond the H-3 overpass.

Traffic signs, control measures, and special-duty police officers will help control traffic on the Likelike Highway and on H-3 approaching the Kaneohe-bound H-3 exit ramp to Likelike Highway.

Hawaiian Electric wants to advise the public about this work and apologizes for any inconvenience. For more information, motorists can call 543-4004.