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Saturday, September 9, 2000



Ferry to run from
Iroquois Point

The third phase of the ferry
demonstration project
begins Monday

More slowdowns expected
as road work continues

By Rosemarie Bernardo

The WikiWiki Ferry will run from Iroquois Point beginning Monday as the ferry demonstration project begins its third phase.

The ferry service is free for the first three weeks of service. Then, for four weeks, passengers will be charged $1.50.

Commuters will be able to leave their cars at a supervised Park & Ride facility (the vacant bowling alley parking lot) located at the Ewa Beach Shopping Center on Fort Weaver Road.

At the lot, a shuttle bus will pick up commuters to take them to and from the dock site.

The demonstration project is an effort to offer transportation alternatives for Leeward and Central Oahu commuters.

The WikiWiki Ferry will operate on a five-day-a-week schedule, from Monday to Friday, between Iroquois Point and Pier 9 at Aloha Tower Marketplace.

The first ferry ride will leave Iroquois Point at 6 a.m., arriving at Aloha Tower at 6:30 a.m. A return ferry will leave Aloha Tower at 4:40 p.m., arriving at Iroquois Point a half-hour later.

Demonstration runs have also been made this year from Middle Loch and Kalaeloa (Barbers Point) to Aloha Tower.

To book reservations or for more information on the ferry schedule, location, parking or bus shuttle pickup points, call the WikiWiki Ferry Hotline at 848-6360.

The ferry was put into service Oct. 18 as a $3 million yearlong demonstration project to study the feasibility of a ferry system here.

More slowdowns
expected as road
work continues

Star-Bulletin staff

Roadblocks and slowdowns continue as the theme of the state Department of Transportation's weekly Honolulu freeway alert.

The following detours are between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. tomorrow through Thursday unless otherwise indicated.

Bullet Westbound side of H-1 freeway between Kapiolani off-ramp and Lunalilo on-ramp, closed.

Bullet Eastbound side of H-1 between Kinau and Punahou, median lane closed.

Bullet McCully overpass closed to makai-bound traffic tomorrow, and to all traffic Monday.

Bullet Lanes and shoulders closed on Vineyard Boulevard, Ward on-ramp, Kinau off-ramp, Lunalilo Street through Magellan Avenue.

Bullet Lanes closed on overpasses at Old Waialae Road, Keeaumoku and Ward, and Vineyard on-ramp and off-ramp.

Bullet Lanes closed on westbound H-1 and eastbound H-1 near Lunalilo and Vineyard ramps, Monday through Thursday.

Daytime detours also are ahead, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday unless otherwise noted.

Bullet Westbound H-1 between Kapiolani interchange and University area, lane and ramps closed.

Bullet Old Waialae Road on-ramp westbound closed Monday and Tuesday.

Bullet Bingham and Metcalf streets, local traffic only all week for waterline work.

Bullet Keeaumoku Street lane closures, no access to Lunalilo Street.

Bullet Lunalilo Street lane closures.

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