Traffic flow, parking beingBy Alisa LaVelle
configured for July 4 weekend
Look out, motorists, the Fourth of July weekend means fireworks, parades and traffic ... and more traffic.
Police expect the traffic near Ala Moana Center and Ala Moana Beach to be as congested as last year.
"An estimated 40,000 to 60,000 people came out last year," said Honolulu police Maj. Henry Lau.
Police plan to control traffic with 70 officers starting at 4:30 a.m. The officers will try to keep Piikoi Street, Ward Avenue and Nimitz Highway flowing.
People should expect long delays but should be patient so that everyone can go home safely, Lau said.
No parking will be allowed Sunday from 5 to 11 p.m. on Keeaumoku Street, Koko Head side, from Kapiolani Boulevard to King Street.
From 4 a.m. to 11 p.m., parking will be not allowed on Ala Moana Boulevard, makai side from the bus stop to Atkinson Drive, and from the Ewa entrance to the bus stop.
On Ala Moana Park Drive, the keyhole and makai-side first semicircle and the Magic Isle parking lot, Koko Head side, will be tow-away zones.
When the Ala Moana Center lot is filled, police will barricade the driveways and let exiting traffic out onto Ala Moana Boulevard, permitting only right turns.
For motorists, other areas of concern are:
Roadblocks: They will be set up throughout the island starting July 2 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
ZipLane: It will be closed during the weekend. Holiday schedules will be in effect for parking and traffic on Monday, July 5.
Kailua fireworks: Parking will be prohibited starting at 5 p.m. Sunday on Kailua Road from Hahani Street to Kalaheo Avenue; Kalaheo Avenue from Kailua to Lihiwai roads; the traffic island at the junction of Kalaheo Avenue and Kailua Road; Makalii Place, makai side between Lihiwai Road and end; Kawailoa Road from Lihiwai Road to Alala Road and mauka side between Alala Road and end; Pauahilani Way, makai side between Pauahilani Place and end; Kaneapu Place, makai side between Alala Road and end.
Prohibited streets include: Aalapapa Drive, mauka side between Mokulua and Lanipo drives; Mokulua Drive from Lanikai Lookout Point and Aalapapa Drive and makai side between the north and south intersection of Aalapapa Drive along the bike path; Kaelepulu Drive on the Kaneohe Base side between Aalapapa Drive and Mid-Pacific Country Club entrance; Mokumanu Drive on the Kaneohe Base side between Aalapapa and Mokulua drives; Koohoo Street, makai side between Aalapapa Drive and end.
Also: Pokole Way on the Kaneohe Base side between Aalapapa and Mokulua drives; Mokolea Drive, mauka side between Lanipoo and Aalapapa drives; Kehaulani Drive, mauka side between Lanipoo Drive and end; and Poopoo Place on the Kaneohe Base/mauka side between Aalapapa Place and end.
Kailua Parade: The parade next Monday starts at 10 a.m. on Omao Street, then moves down Kainalu Drive to Kailua Intermediate. There will be no parking after 6:30 a.m. on Kainalu Drive between Kainui Drive and Kailua Road and on Kuulei Road between Malunui and Kalaheo avenues. From 9 a.m., Kaha, Pukoa, Uilama, Ainomi, Omao and Kalama streets, and Kainalu Drive from Kainui Drive to Omao Street will be closed. The parade route will also be closed at 9:45 a.m.
Roadwork planned this
week throughout Oahu:
LEEWARD OAHUEWA BEACH
Farrington Highway, Piliokoe Bridge to vicinity of Aliinui Drive; Fort Weaver Road from Farrington Highway to Hanakahi Street.
Ehu, Hakeakea and Waapuhi streets.
Kaukamana Street to St. John's Road; Kulaaupuni Street from Ohiohi Place to Kaukamana Street; Kaukamana Street; and Farrington Highway at Maliona Street.
Haleiwa Bypass Road; and Helemano-Waialua Junction to Haleiwa Beach Park.
Kunia and Fort Weaver roads near the Kunia Interchange; Kupuna Loop to Farrington Highway; H-1 freeway ramps 5, 5-A and 5-B and other Kunia Interchange on-ramps; and H-1, vicinity of Kunia Interchange.
Kilani Avenue from Holoku Place to Ilima Street; Whitmore Avenue from Kamehameha Highway to Military Gate; and Mala Street.
Kahuamoku Place; Kipou Street from Hulahe to Honowai Street; Honowai Street from Kipou to Hoaeae streets; Hoaeae Street from Honowai Street to near the Hoaeae Pumping Station.
Waipahu Street to Waiawa Road.
H-1, Waimalu Viaduct to Halawa Interchange.
Farrington Highway, Leoole to Awanui streets; Paiwa to Leoku streets; Awanui Street to Waipio Point Access Road; and Pupupuhi Street to Waikele Road.
Moanalua Freeway ramps; vicinity of Ala Kapuna to Ala Napunani; South and North Frontage roads; and Moanalua Road intersection from Kaahumanu Street to Moanalua Loop.
Makuahine and Kalihi streets; Dillingham Boulevard between Waiakamilo Road and North King Street; Kamanaiki Street from Violet to Laulani streets; and Moani, Laulani, Puolani, Noe and Pahulu streets.
Liliha Street from North King Street to Vineyard Boulevard.
Nioilupa Drive; Kaohinani Drive from Kimo to Pelekane drives; Kahawalu Drive between Kaohinani and Niolopua drives; Dowsett Avenue to Hinalo Place; Pali Highway from Country Club Road to the tunnel entrance, including both roads to lookout; Kimo Drive bridge; and Old Pali Road.
Keawe Street on Ala Moana, South and Queen streets, and Nimitz Highway and River Street to end at Hotel Street; and Coral Street from Ala Moana to Auahi Street.
Star Road from Kanealii Avenue to end.
Round Top and Tantalus drives; and Lewalani Drive from Clio Street to Wilder Avenue.
University Avenue and South King Street intersection; and Kahoaloha Lane from Kuilei Lane to South King Street.
Keanu Street between 8th Avenue and Sierra Drive; and 9th and 10th avenues between Keanu Street and Waialae Avenue.
ST. LOUIS HEIGHTS
St. Louis Drive between Bertram and Oswald streets.
Kealaolu Avenue Road from Leahala to Waialae avenues.
Kalakaua Avenue; and Ohua to Kuhio avenues.
Keala, Kawaipapa and Puuowaa roads; and Waikulama Street.
Ililani Street from Mokapu Boulevard to Iliwahi Loop; Iliwahi Loop from Ilimano to Ilimano Street; Iliaina Street from Ililani Street to Iliwahi Loop and from Ilihau Street to end; Ilikaa Place; Kalaheo Avenue; and Kainui Drive.
Flamingo and Ahiki streets; Kaaiai Street from Huli to Nakini streets; and Kumuhau Street from Waikupanaha to Mahailua streets.
Keaahala Road from Anoi Road to Keaahala Place; and Kahekili Highway at Likelike Highway.
EAST OAHUHAWAII KAI
Kalanianaole Highway from Nawiliwili Street to Sandy Beach Park Entrance; and Hanauma Bay to Sandy Beach.