Traffic Advisory

 

Special traffic controls will be in effect in the Waikiki, Ala Moana, Downtown, Kakaako, Diamond Head areas for the 2015 Hapalua – Hawaii’s Half Marathon on Sunday, April 12, 2015.

 

Beginning at 3:00 a.m., all three lanes of Kalakaua Avenue between Kaiulani Avenue and Kapahulu Avenue will be closed for preparation of the Race.

The route will begin on Kalakaua Avenue at the Duke Kahanamoku Statue, running ewa (west) on Kalakaua Avenue, to the makai (ocean side) lanes of Ala Moana Boulevard, merging into Nimitz Highway, right onto Smith Street, right onto North King Street, right on Punchbowl Street, left onto the makai lanes of Ala Moana Boulevard, right onto Kalakaua Avenue, left onto Monsarrat Avenue, merging into Diamond Head Road, around Diamond Head Road, proceeding onto Kalakaua Avenue to the Honolulu Marathon Finish Line at Kapiolani Park.

 

The Following Throughways will be Closed or Restricted on Sunday, April 12, 2015.
  Tow Away zones are in effect throughout the course from 1:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Sunday.
 Expect Delays – Please Plan Ahead!

 

Kalakaua Avenue from Kaiulani Avenue to Kapahulu Avenue will be closed from 3:00 a.m. until 6:20 a.m.  Beginning at 5:00 a.m., Kalakaua Avenue from the Kalakaua Avenue / Kuhio Avenue split to Kapahulu Avenue will be entirely closed to vehicular traffic.  Beginning at approximately 6:20 a.m., the mauka lane of Kalakaua Avenue will be opened from the Kalakaua Avenue/Kuhio Avenue split to Kapahulu Avenue with traffic permitted to turn left onto Kapahulu Avenue.  Two and three makai lanes of Kalakaua Avenue will be closed off from approximately 5:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m.  Access to areas makai of Kalakaua Avenue will be permitted intermittently through Kalia and Saratoga Roads with HPD Special Duty assistance from 8:00 a.m. until approximately 9:30 a.m. when it is anticipated Kalakaua Avenue should be opened to normal traffic.

 

Ala Moana Boulevard (makai lanes) from Kalakaua Avenue to Nimitz Highway will be closed from 5:10 a.m. until 9:00 a.m.  Local traffic to the makai portions along Ala Moana Boulevard will be permitted intermittently with HPD Special Duty assistance from approximately 7:30 a.m. at Ward Avenue, Atkinson Drive, Hobron Lane, Kalia / Ena Road until anticipated road opening at approximately 9:00 a.m.  Ala Moana Boulevard in an eastward (Waikiki) direction between Kamakee Street and Piikoi Street will be closed beginning at 4:30 a.m. to facilitate aid station setup.  At Channel Street, the participants will proceed to the mauka lanes of Nimitz Highway to Smith Street.  Ewa bound vehicular traffic using the mauka lanes of Ala Moana Boulevard will be routed mauka on South Street.

 

Nimitz Highway   Traffic east (Diamond Head) bound on Nimitz Highway will be closed at Smith Street from 4:30 a.m. until approximately 9:00 a.m.  Local traffic only to the Aloha Tower, HECO Bishop Power Plant, DOT Harbors, US Coast Guard, NCL Cruises, Hawaii Maritime Center and the Foreign Trade Zone at Channel Street will be permitted until approximately 9:00 a.m. when Ala Moana Boulevard should be open to normal traffic.

 

King Street   At least two makai lanes from Smith Street to Punchbowl Street will be closed from 4:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.  No parking will be allowed on North / South King Street between Maunakea Street and Bethel Street until after 10:00 a.m.  Residents of Harbor Square and Harbour Court are asked to utilize Alakea Street mauka bound at King Street (egress) and Bishop Street at King Street (ingress) for crossing over the race course prior to 5:50 a.m., and after 7:00 a.m. until King Street is re-opened at approximately 8:00 a.m.  It is estimated that between 5:50 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. runner density will not permit access across the race course

 

Smith Street   A curb lane will be available to permit makai bound access to the Marin Tower Chinatown parking garage for the entire duration of the event.  Nimitz Highway eastward, left turn to Smith Street will not be permitted from 4:30 a.m. until the streets reopen at approximately 8:00 a.m.

 

Punchbowl Street   Three ewa lanes of Punchbowl Street from South King Street to Punchbowl Street will be closed from 4:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.  The two east (Diamond Head side lanes) will remain open to traffic until Pohukaina Street for the entire duration of the event.  No Parking – tow away zone will be in effect on the ewa side of Punchbowl Street between South King Street and Ala Moana Boulevard, with no parking on the ewa side of Punchbowl between Halekauwila and Ala Moana Boulevard beginning at 12:00 noon on Saturday.

 

Kalakaua Avenue mauka side between Poni Moi Road and Monsarrat Avenue will be closed from 4:00 a.m. until approximately 12:00 noon. The makai lanes will be contra-flowed for two-way traffic until 5:30 a.m. and will again be re-opened with HPD Special Duty assistance at approximately 7:15 a.m. to permit intermittent traffic to local residents accessing the Outrigger Canoe Club and Elks Club.  Vehicles using the Kalakaua Avenue makai lane contra flow should enter via Kapahulu Avenue.

 

Kapahulu Avenue  Kapahulu Avenue will remain partially open for the entire duration of the event.  Participants desiring to park in the Paki Monsarrat lot, which will be open to the public must access these lots prior to 5:15 a.m. through Kapahulu as with the securing of the race course at 5:30 a.m., access to these lots will be closed.  Local traffic to the makai contra flow lanes of Kalakaua Avenue will resume after 7:15 a.m.

 

Monsarrat Avenue.   The right lane of Monsarrrat from Kalakaua Avenue to Paki Avenue will be closed from 5:15 a.m. until approximately 11:00 a.m.  No Parking – Tow-Away zone will be enforced on both sides of Monsarrat Avenue from Kalakaua Avenue to Paki Avenue.   The mauka most traffic lane on Monsarrat Avenue between Kalakaua Avenue and Paki Avenue will remain open for traffic during the entire duration of the event.  Traffic on Monsarrat Avenue will only be permitted to make a left turn onto Paki Avenue mauka bound.  Traffic will not be permitted to continue on Monsarrrat Avenue beyond the Paki Avenue intersection.   Left turn at Leahi Avenue and Paki Avenue makai bound will be prohibited until approximately 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. respectively.

 

Monsarrat Avenue and Diamond Head Road from Leahi Avenue to Kahala Avenue.  The traffic lane normally traffic heading toward Kahala Avenue from Leahi Avenue will be closed from approximately 5:45 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.  No Parking – Tow Away zone for the entire stretch of Monsarrat Avenue / Diamond Head Road until Kahala Avenue will be in effect.  As the flow of runners permit, residents along Monsarrat Avenue / Diamond Head Road who reside on the slopes of Diamond Head will be intermittently permitted, with HPD Special Duty assistance, to crossover the closed lane of Monsarrat Avenue / Diamond Head Road at Kanaina Avenue, Trousseau Street, 22nd Avenue and Paikau Streets after 8:00 a.m.  The traffic lane normally heading makai (toward Kapiolani Park) will remain open for the entire duration of the event.

 

Paki Avenue makai bound from Monsarrat Avenue to Kalakaua Avenue will be closed from 7:10 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.  Recommend Diamond Head Road residents access their homes via Kapahulu Avenue/ Kalakaua Avenue contraflow for the approximately three hour duration of this closure.  Access to the Diamond Head Tennis Courts should be available between 7:10 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. via Kapahulu Avenue / Kalakaua Avenue through Poni Moi Road / Kalakaua Avenue intersection with HPD Special Duty assistance and onto Paki Avenue. Paki Avenue mauka bound (toward Monsarrat Avenue) will remain open during the entire duration of the event.  Please be patient as we will allow the vehicles to proceed between opening of the runners.

 

Diamond Head Road (only one lane – mauka lane – heading toward Kapiolani Park) will be closed for the duration of the event until approximately 11:00 a.m.  Diamond Head Road residents will be able to leave their homes via the makai lane (eastward toward Triangle Park) which will remain open to traffic during the entire duration of the event.    Residents along Makalei Place will be permitted to cross over the Diamond Head Road after 8:30 a.m. with HPD Special Duty assistance.  Residents along Hibiscus Drive / Coconut Avenue / La Pietra Circle will be permitted to leave the area through Poni Moi Road and Paki Avenue toward Monsarrat Avenue throughout the event.

 

Some bus routes will be cancelled and/or detoured. Bus riders may call TheBUS at 848-5555 or visit the Oahu Transit Services website (www.thebus.org) for details.

For race related traffic questions prior to April 12, please email the Honolulu Marathon Office at info@honolulumarathon.orgFOR RACE DAY, PLEASE DIRECT YOUR TRAFFIC ONLY QUESTIONS TO THE HPD SPECIAL ASSISTANCE CELL PHONE AT 699-0019.

Mahalo For Your Patience!