‘Five-0’ film production closing down portion of Kalakaua Avenue

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Three lanes of Kalakaua Avenue between Saratoga Road and Lewers Street will be closed from Thursday night, Feb. 4, through the early morning hours of Friday, Feb. 5, to accommodate the filming of “Hawaii Five-0.”

No principle actors from the TV series will be on hand for the sequence, which involves shots to be completed in the post-production process with visual effects.

Starting at 8 p.m. Thursday:

  • The two makai lanes of Kalakaua Avenue between Saratoga Road and Lewers Street will be closed along with the bike lane.
  • Saratoga Road will remain open in both directions. Drivers will be able to make a right turn from Kalakaua Avenue onto Saratoga Road. Drivers heading mauka-bound on Saratoga Road must go forward, crossing Kalakaua Avenue.
  • Beachwalk Road will be accessible from Kalia Road, heading in the mauka-bound direction. A contraflow lane will be setup.
  • Lewers Street will temporarily change to allow travel in both directions to help traffic flow through the area. A contraflow lane will be setup.
  • TheBus will not be detoured and will travel along its normal routes.

Starting at 9 p.m., a third lane on Kalakaua Avenue will be closed, leaving the mauka-most lane open for drivers who must pass through the area.

Starting at 10 p.m. through 3 a.m. Friday, intermittent traffic control will be conducted in the mauka-bound travel lane of Kalakaua Avenue, even though most businesses in the area are closed. Drivers will be asked to wait for a few minutes while a complicated shot for a visual effect is done, then traffic will be released in the one mauka-bound lane and allowed to flow until the next shot is set up.

Drivers are asked to avoid the area if possible, take alternate routes, and anticipate delays.

The location shoot will be part of a “Hawaii Five-0” episode scheduled to air on April 8.

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