Hawaiian Electric work on transmission system will affect motorists on Kamehameha Highway near Mililani

Expect delays starting Monday: Dec. 3–7 and Dec. 10–14

Release Date: 11/29/2018

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HONOLULU, Nov. 29, 2018 – To strengthen Oahu’s electric grid, Hawaiian Electric is replacing eight structures that support 138-kilovolt transmission lines with stronger steel poles, south of Mililani. On Dec. 3–7 and Dec. 10–14, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., the work will affect traffic on Kamehameha Highway crossing over Kipapa Gulch.

The two lanes of traffic on the highway will be reduced to one lane, and traffic will be contra-flowed. Motorists should expect delays and intermittent traffic stoppages during work hours.

Hawaiian Electric contractors will install new poles near each side of the Kipapa Gulch bridge, transfer transmission lines that cross over the highway from the old structures to the new poles, and will also string a second shield wire to protect the transmission lines from lightning strikes.

Message boards are in place, advising motorists of the upcoming work. Special-duty police officers and flagmen will direct traffic in the area.