New transit station project to affect commencement traffic

Photo of construction site

Construction underway next to the transit station on Kualakaʻi Parkway will impact Spring 2018 commencement traffic patterns, taking away an alternate exit for attendees. The administration is working to mitigate what is anticipated to be heavier traffic on that day.

The work includes paving of a short roadway by the new transit station and constructing a temporary park-and-ride facility as part of the Honolulu Authority for Rail Transit (HART) Project. The facility is to be located west of the UH West Oʻahu transit station (also under construction currently) and will include 280 parking spaces for transit passengers as well as a bus transit center.

According to the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transit’s February 2018 monthly progress report, work by contractor Nan, Inc. began in December. The substantial completion of what is now known as “Road B” and the temporary park-and-ride facility is anticipated for July 2019. The contractor will be erecting a construction fence along the project limits and accessing the site from Kualakai Parkway. For your safety, UH West Oʻahu Planning and Facilities advises the public to avoid the project area.

The $11.6 million contract for Road B and park-and-ride facility covers associated site work including clearing the site and containing dust, grading, drainage systems and installation of utilities, traffic signal, lighting, sidewalks, and other appurtenances associated with roadway and park & ride facilities.  

Road B will eventually connect with the paved roadway that leads from the traffic circle fronting the campus and runs past the Health Sciences and Administration building under construction.  

Image courtesy of UHWO Staff