TRAFFIC: Ainakoa – Kalaniana’ole Hwy Water Main Break


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Good news ! 

  3:48 PM – 24 Jan 2017

All Kalanianaole Hwy EB lanes expected to be open by noon Wednesday,

Even Better News !

Before 5am Wednesday, all lanes to Hawaii Kai have been reopened.


On Saturday, January 21, 2017 at about 4:45 a.m., a 24-inch water main break occurred before the intersection of Kalanianaole Highway and Ainakoa drive: near the end of the H-1 freeway.  From approximately 6:00 am, Kalananaole Highway Eastbound (EB) was closed on Saturday.  At approximately 11pm, one lane was reopened.  The lane remained open throughout Sunday.

One lane remains open EB.  The Board of Water Supply (BWS) along with cooperating agencies, opens two lanes for the afternoon commute when it is safe to do so.  On Monday at approximately 3pm, a second lane was opened for the evening commute.

The removal of a defunct water main above the present one is causing additional delays to the repair, and BWS now estimates that it will take until Thursday, January 26 to completely restore transit to the East Oahu area.  Residents are advised to minimize travel through the area if possible.  Until the repair is completed, all other scheduled roadwork for East Oahu through Waimanalo is postponed.

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