Pali Hwy. reopened after downed utility line prompted closure in Nu’uanu


HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Hawaii Department of Transportation (DOT) reopened Pali Highway in both directions after a downed utility line prompted a full closure on Tuesday morning.

Officials said the utility line was accidentally brought down around 10:30 a.m. due to DOT improvements on Pali Highway.

Traffic was rerouted to side streets, according to DOT, until all lanes were reopened around 12:08 p.m.

The Department of Transportation Services (DTS) said TheBus routes 65, 66, 67 and 121 were affected and route 121 had no service along Nu’uanu Pali Drive and Old Pali Road at 11:50 a.m. There were no service stops on Pali Highway Windward-bound roadways from the Nu’uanu YMCA to the intersection of Pali and Kamehehameha highways at 11:44 a.m., DTS officials said.

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DTS officials said there were no service stops on Pali Highway Honolulu-bound roadways from the intersection of Kalanianaole and Kamehameha highways to the intersection of Pali Highway and Niolopa Place at 11:44 a.m., DTS officials said. Motorists were advised to expect delays to all Windward services.

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