Back to school traffic expected next weekUPDATED 8:08 PM HST Aug 14, 2014Video Transcript
for renovations. Heavier traffic -happening next week as thousands of students head back to the classroom for the new academic year. The "Beat the School Jam" campaign here on Oahu kicks into high gear with the reminder that close to 52- thousand University... College and private school students and their cars will be added into the mix of traffic. The commute into town may be a lot smoother thanks to repaving between the H-1 highway from Middle street to Pali highway, and restriping has added a fourth lane but that doesn't mean you can drive faster. - JADEEN URASAKI 48:21 -"IN DOING SO WE HAVE INCREASED CAPACITY BY 25 PERCENT. MOTORISTS NEED TO BE REMINDED AWARE THAT BOTH THE LANE WIDTH AS WELL AS THE SPEED LIMIT HAS BEEN REDUCED IN THESE AREAS SO PLEASE DRIVE SAFETLY IN THIS AREA" - 48: 59 - Major road construction in other areas will be suspended to give motorists a chance to adjust to the extra traffic. The public is being asked to check the "go akamai" app before venturing on the road to find out the latest conditions for the commute into town. Drivers are also urged to leave earlier and make sure that their vehicles are in good condition to avoid stalls and delays.