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DOT NEWS RELEASE: HDOT Postpones Lane Closures and Projects on Kamehameha Highway for Eddie Aikau Tournament

Posted on Feb 9, 2016 in Latest Department News, Newsroom, Office of the Governor Press Releases

HONOLULU — The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is postponing planned lane closures on Kamehameha Highway along Oahu’s North Shore in anticipation of thousands of people venturing to Waimea Bay to watch the Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau surf tournament. Previously planned utility installation, repairs and lane striping work will be postponed Wednesday, Feb. 10, through Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. In addition, there will not be any lane closures on the Karsten Thot Bridge in Wahiawa this week.

Electronic message boards will be strategically placed at key decision making points including Wahiawa, Kahaluu and Kahuku to alert motorists of heavy traffic on the North Shore. We ask those travelling to the North Shore to be patient, drive safely, and expect delays. As with past Eddie’s, we expect the number of cars on the road to significantly exceed the capacity. HDOT has been in coordination with the Honolulu Police Department, City & County of Honolulu Parks and Recreation Department, and Department of Transportation Services to mitigate impacts to the best extent possible.

To view a complete list of the scheduled roadwork around the state visit the Hawaii Department of Transportation website at


Media Contact:
Tim Sakahara
State of Hawaii Department of Transportation
Public Information Officer
869 Punchbowl Street, Room 504
Honolulu HI 96813-5097
Telephone: (808) 587-2160
Fax: (808) 587-2313