A traffic study conducted by the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) began Monday to determine if continuous shoulders for bicycle and pedestrian use along Kamehameha Highway between Ka Uka Boulevard. and Lanikuhana Avenue. will be installed.

Installation of shoulders would mean northbound travel lanes would reduce from two to one, as the center one lane would move over, and a median would be created to separate northbound and southbound traffic.

The northbound left lane on Kamehameha Hwy between Kipapa Stream (Roosevelt) Bridge and Lanikuhana Avenue will be closed from 9 a.m. Monday, April 2nd, to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 5th.

The study will test travel times, simulating the traffic configuration needed if the shoulder should be set in place.  Safety and usership will also be considered by HDOT.

Click here to view drawings that conceptualize the project.

HDOT advises motorists to allow for extra travel time before heading to their destinations. Download the KITV Traffic and Weather app to stay on top of all road closures.