Major portion of Farrington Hwy. reopened after rail work

Published On: Apr 30 2014 06:53:36 AM HST
WAIPAHU, Hawaii -

A major portion of Farrington Highway was reopened Wednesday morning after it was closed for five months for rail work.

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The stretch of highway in Ewa between Kualakai Parkway and Fort Weaver Road is back open.  The cones were scheduled to be taken down by 5 a.m. Wednesday.

The road was closed back in November so crews could create columns and relocate major utility lines for the rail project.

The highway was reopened at the end of April, as scheduled.

"We know some of them used this section of highway as a detour as part of their morning drive, so we are hoping that by opening this up as promised on time, we will be back to normal with our traffic patterns," said Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation spokesman Scott Ishikawa.

The columns were constructed for the elevated rail guideway.  If you drive along Farrington Highway, you will be able to see the row of 83 columns now installed.

A HART spokesperson says the construction work for rail will move closer to town.  You can expect slowdowns to continue along Kamehameha Highway and Pearl City.

PHOTOS: More closures for rail project

Click here to see rail closures back in November.


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