The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) announced today that Google Maps is now updated to reflect the current traffic conditions throughout HART’s construction area along Dillingham Boulevard and Kamehameha Highway. The often-used app now navigates users safely to their destination in compliance with all current traffic conditions, including current left turn restrictions.
“HART is extremely grateful to Google Maps for its assistance in this matter and to Hawaii Department of Transportation Director Designate Ed Sniffen, who initiated the communication between HART and Google Maps,” said HART Executive Director and CEO Lori Kahikina, P.E. “Due to Google’s policies, communication must come directly from either the state or city Department of Transportation, and Mr. Sniffen was able to put us in direct contact with the folks at Google Maps, who made the changes to the app expeditiously upon our request.”
One traffic lane will be open in each direction on Kamehameha Highway and Dillingham Boulevard, from Middle Street to Kaaahi Street, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Left turns from Kamehameha Highway, Dillingham Boulevard and from driveways are restricted, except for the westbound left turn onto Alakawa Street and the westbound left turn onto Kaaahi Street. Left hand turns onto Dillingham can only be made at signalized intersections.
Alternating intersections in the mauka and makai direction will be closed intermittently during weeknights from 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Access to all properties will be maintained.
Bus service will be maintained and bus stops will be relocated as needed. Pull-out lanes will be implemented at the bus stops to allow through-traffic. Honolulu Police Department officers and on-site personnel will assist motorists and pedestrians through the work areas.