Honolulu, HI Traffic


Raised crosswalks on Pali Highway causing problems for area residents

HONOLULU (KHON2) — Since they appeared on the Pali in 2020, raised crosswalk speed bumps have irritated drivers on the busy highway, jarred alignments and caused noise disturbances for nearby neighborhoods. There are now concerns that homes along the route are also being damaged. The Department of Transportation (DOT) said...
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Reporters Roundtable w/ Marcel Honore and Nick Grube

Join Civil Beat reporters Marcel Honore and Nick Grube for a virtual discussion where they’ll share updates on the progress of the Honolulu rail project. If you’d like to submit your questions before the discussion, you can do so through this form or email them to Watch the recording...
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Uber upgrades Honolulu app by expanding life-saving 911 data share capabilities

HONOLULU (KHON2) — Honolulu Uber passengers now have the capability to use the emergency feature on the Uber app, without making an actual 911 call. “At Uber, we believe technology can help make the roads safer than ever before,” said Rebecca Payne, Uber’s safety product manager. “We partnered with RapidSOS because every second counts in an emergency, and with their network of more than 5,000 Emergency Communications Centers in the U.S.”
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City Council recommends purchase of Waikiki road amid safety hazards

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Honolulu City Council voted Tuesday to recommend the city buy a street in Waikiki where residents say the private owner is putting drivers and children in danger. Leahi Avenue in the Diamond Head area runs along homes, apartments and Waikiki Elementary School. The prior owner of...

All westbound lanes on H-1 Freeway closed at Kaahumanu overpass

HONOLULU (KHON2) — All westbound lanes on the H-1 Freeway are closed at the Kaahumanu overpass, according to HNL Info Alerts. The incident occurred shortly after 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, and traffic is being diverted onto the Pearl City offramp. Download the KHON2 app for iOS or Android to...

Likelike Highway closed nightly for lighting repairs in the Wilson Tunnel

HONOLULU – the Hawai'i Department of Transportation (HDOT), highways division, notifies O'ahu motorists of full closures of the Likelike Highway in the Kane'ohe-bound direction and Honolulu-bound direction, for lighting repairs in the Wilson tunnel. Closures are scheduled in the weeks of September 20 and Sept. 27, 2021, during overnight hours.

Honolulu diesel prices: Comparison shows cheapest station saves $0.96

(HONOLULU, HI) The price of diesel varies by as much as $0.96 in the greater Honolulu area, according to a recent price survey. The title of cheapest station in the Honolulu area went to 76 at 1206 S King St, according to a Tuesday survey by GasBuddy. Diesel was listed there at just $4.09 per gallon. The most expensive station in the city was $5.05, at Shell at 520 Ward Ave, the survey found:

Updates On This And That

Road Resurfacing – After a series of delays due to contractor bid challenges, road resurfacing has finally begun on Kamehameha Hwy from Haleiwa to Wahiawa, Kamananui Rd and the extremely bumpy Wilikina Dr. Another terrible section of highway from Waimea to Waialee may also get resurfaced in the coming months as that construction contract was just awarded.
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How the Interstate H-3 Came to Be

There’s nothing quite like driving from Honolulu to the east side of Oʻahu—especially if you’re using the Interstate H-3. Literally cutting through the Koʻolau Range using a series of tunnels and positioning drivers high above the treeline of Haʻikū Valley, the route reaches its crescendo as commuters come out of the tunnel’s eastern exit and are presented with a jaw-dropping view of Kāneʻohe Bay and Oʻahu’s windward side. Never has keeping your eyes on the road been a harder task. But it’s not like the island was made with an island-crossing highway in mind. Before its opening on Dec. 12, 1997, the Interstate H-3 was the source of decades of planning, $1.3 billion in funds and an immense amount of strife and controversy among the Native Hawaiian community. This is how the Interstate H-3 was made.

City warns of traffic delays due to injured person on H-1 West

An injured person in the roadway near the Kaahumanu overpass caused major traffic delays for westbound drivers. Honolulu police are investigating the incident, which closed all westbound lanes at the Kaahumanu overpass. The city announced around 8:10 p.m. that all lanes have been diverted to the Pearl City off ramp.

John Pritchett: End Game

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This is the cheapest gas in Honolulu right now

(HONOLULU, HI) Depending on where you fill up in Honolulu, you could be saving up to $0.65 per gallon on gas. According to a survey by GasBuddy, Costco at 520 Alakawa St was the cheapest station in the area, with regular listed at $3.49 per gallon at the pumps Wednesday. That was compared to Shell at 520 Ward Ave, where a gallon of regular was selling for $4.14.

Section of H-3 Freeway Kaneohe-bound to close Sept. 17 to Sept. 20

HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) announced the H-3 Freeway in the Kaneohe-bound direction will be fully closed between the Halawa and Halekou Interchanges from Friday, Sept. 17, to Monday, Sept. 20. HDOT reported the closure will begin Friday night at 8 p.m. and continue throughout the...

AAA Hawaii: Honolulu Average Gas Price Drops Below $4

HONOLULU (KHON2) — While gas prices have been soaring up during the beginning of this year, according to AAA Hawaii, the average gas prices currently in most regions dropped compared to last week, Honolulu gas prices drops below $4. “After remaining relatively flat for a number of weeks, we’re seeing...