Chinatown to have lane closures, restricted parking due to utility work

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HONOLULU (KHON2) — Hawaiian Electric crews will be working to replace an underground transformer and cables in Chinatown next week, impacting traffic and street parking.

The overnight work will take place Monday through Thursday, July 29 to Aug. 1, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. On Friday, Aug. 2, the project moves to daytime work from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The upgrades are part of a broader strategic plan to replace various equipment over the next five years to build resilience and improve reliability throughout Chinatown and the downtown business district.

  • Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, July 29, 31 and Aug. 1, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
    • Two lanes will be closed on North King Street between Kekaulike Street and Maunakea Street, and there will be no street parking.
    • Kekaulike will be open to local traffic only, and no street parking will be allowed
    • A single lane of Maunakea between Hotel and King streets will be closed, and no street parking will be allowed on the left side
    • A single lane of Hotel Street will be closed at the intersection with Maunakea
  • On Tuesday, July 30, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Wednesday, July 31, only local traffic will be allowed on Kekaulike, and no street parking will be allowed • From 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, no street parking will be allowed on Kekaulike

Motorists should exercise caution when approaching and passing the work area. Traffic cones, no parking signs and parking barricades will be in place. Special duty officers also will be present.

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