State develops Farrington Hwy. contraflow to ease Nanakuli gridlock

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The Department of Transportation announced Friday a contraflow pilot project designed to ease traffic congestion in Nanakuli.

Residents in the area are frustrated by constant gridlock during the afternoon rush hour.

The contraflow will create a third lane of travel for westbound drivers on Farrington Highway from 3-7 p.m. every weekday, excluding holidays.

The mile-long contraflow lane will begin at Piliokahi Avenue and continue past Helelua Street.

During the contraflow hours signs, cones and markers will be displayed to safely convert the eastbound lane to create three Waianae-bound lanes and one Honolulu-bound lane.

Plans are still being finalized, and the DOT is scheduled to appear at neighborhood board meetings in March and April to get community feedback.

Officials are hoping to implement the contraflow before the start of the next school year.

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