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Carlisle: Expect more APEC traffic delays as world leaders arrive

By Star-Advertiser staff

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LAST UPDATED: 03:46 a.m. HST, Nov 10, 2011


Motorists can expect delays on the H-1 Freeway and Nimitz Highway as world leaders arrive for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit and roads are closed for their motorcades.

Honolulu Mayor Peter Carlisle, at his daily morning APEC briefing with reporters at Honolulu Hale, said because of security reasons authorities aren’t allowed to announce in advance the times and the routes the APEC dignitaries will be taking from Honolulu Airport or Hickam Air Force Base to their hotels in Waikiki or Ko Olina.

“If you plan to drive on Thursday morning, we strongly urge you to check with media or information sources prior to getting on the road,” said city Transportation Services Director Wayne Y. Yoshioka.  “The city continues to remind the public to please plan ahead.” 

Recommendations for motorists include: 

>>Avoid being on the road during that time, if possible. 

>>If you need to be on the road during that time, leave early as possible. 

>>Take steps to prepare for a potential major delay. 

>>Make sure your vehicle is in good operating order. 

>>Be sensitive to other drivers and follow the instructions of law enforcement. 

Similar closures will temporarily impact traffic throughout the Veteran’s Day weekend,

The reception and dinner for 21 APEC leaders  will be held at the Hale Koa Saturday night.

On Sunday, President Obama will host the leaders at a reception at the JW Marriott Hawaii hotel at Ko Olina.

There also will be a North American leader’s summit hosted by Obama at the Marriott on Sunday with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mexico President Felipe Calderon expected to attend.

City Managing Director Doug Chin said the public and news media will be informed of road closures via the city’s emergency email and text messaging system known as Nixle  or via Twitter and Facebook.

The city’s website -- Honolulu.gov -- has instructions on how to sign up for the city’s Facebook, Twitter and Nixle feeds.

President Barack Obama is expected to arrive at  Hickam Friday night. President Hu Jintao of China is expected to arrive earlier in the day and will be staying in Waikiki.

At Wednesday’s news conference, city Director of Environmental Services Tim Steinberger said that bulk refuse pickup in Waikiki normally scheduled for Saturday will be postponed until Monday or Tuesday because of security and traffic concerns.

He advised residents not to put bulky refuse items on Waikiki sidewalks until Sunday night.

Ty Fukumitsu, chief of the city’s Traffic Signals and Technology Division, said commuter traffic from Hawaii Kai today was “very heavy.” However, he said that commuters seemed to have adjusted their travel times after warnings from city officials that traffic would be barred from the area from 6 a.m. to about 7 p.m., because of APEC meetings there.

More vehicles are using Beretania Street and avoiding the Kapiolani Boulevard off-ramp, Fukumitsu said.

“But traffic is slower than normal,” added Fukumitsu, who monitored the situation from the city’s traffic management center.

He said there have been fewer accidents on the H-1 Freeway and less stalled vehicles this week. 







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livinginhawaii wrote:
It would make more sense to discretely drive these people to their hotels in unmarked cars. Why make a big deal out of this by giving notice to the arab terrorists?
on November 9,2011 | 08:02AM
PCWarrior wrote:
Are they really expecting Arab terrorists in Hawaii? Car bombs? Assaults by sea like in India? You gotta be kidding me.
on November 9,2011 | 08:22AM
shmellycat808 wrote:
IMPORTANT: The City's Website is HONOLULU.GOV, NOT Honolulu.org.
on November 9,2011 | 09:00AM
hanoz808 wrote:
thank you
on November 9,2011 | 10:16AM
CriticalReader wrote:
PLEASE HELP! Does anyone know whether there will be blockages getting from upper Liliha to Zippy's Vineyard at about 12:15?
on November 9,2011 | 10:15AM
Publicbraddah wrote:
Chili must be really good!
on November 9,2011 | 10:46AM
CriticalReader wrote:
Actually, I go there for the great, speedy service and bargain prices.
on November 9,2011 | 11:35AM
pgkemp wrote:
yes, the bulk of the lunch crowd will be there at that time.........
on November 9,2011 | 11:40AM
pgkemp wrote:
yes, the bulk of the lunch crowd will be there at that time.........
on November 9,2011 | 11:40AM
pgkemp wrote:
wait, even that no shame tam guy might be there...he usually is bumming for a free meal........
on November 9,2011 | 11:41AM
kispest wrote:
Just remember all these people in charge, when they run for office again.
on November 9,2011 | 10:22AM
ardee wrote:
so what's your point?
on November 9,2011 | 11:09AM
ardee wrote:
so what's your point?
on November 9,2011 | 11:09AM
silvangold wrote:
if you don't know, then be sure to stay AWAY from the poles next voiting day!!!!
on November 9,2011 | 11:41AM
CloudForest wrote:
It's OK, the new royalty will be in town and we all must fade into the background ..... after all they can not be in the mere presence of the rabble as they pass by.
on November 9,2011 | 10:34AM
808warriorfan wrote:
Why can't they use the Black Hawk Helicopters at Wheeler ?????
on November 9,2011 | 10:44AM
silvangold wrote:
exactly.....I said that last week and was 'shot down' !!!! the person (forgot name) said NO, there are rules for flying at a certain height" .......... so whatevahs.....fly hi fly low, jes fly!!!!!
on November 9,2011 | 11:45AM
silvangold wrote:
exactly.....I said that last week and was 'shot down' !!!! the person (forgot name) said NO, there are rules for flying at a certain height" .......... so whatevahs.....fly hi fly low, jes fly!!!!!
on November 9,2011 | 11:45AM
Hapa_Haole_Boy wrote:
Here's another tip: GO BATHROOM before you drive. And plenty of gas for your car.
on November 9,2011 | 10:51AM
hilopango wrote:
"More vehicles are using Beretania Street and avoiding the Kapiolani Boulevard off-ramp, Fukumitsu said." HA! More vehicles are clogging up little bitty Young Street instead of using Beretania...even some APEC shuttles have been seen on Young St. Young St. has been backed up for blocks the past three days, while Beretania is clear saliing. Avoid Young St going ewa in the mornings, unless you like parking lots.
on November 9,2011 | 11:34AM
pgkemp wrote:
would be nice if we got some kind of time factor of when all this was going to happen, wait , we just did by peter pan, for the next few days........
on November 9,2011 | 11:39AM
Anonymous wrote:
why? no vulgarities, no harrassment.......just a statement............
on November 9,2011 | 11:48AM
Anonymous wrote:
so...if you gonna censor me, at least tell me why/what for? I didn't break ANY rules.....ANY ANY ANY.......
on November 9,2011 | 11:49AM
silvangold wrote:
Anonymous wrote: Why can't they use the Black Hawk Helicopters at Wheeler ????? why did you censor me when I replied that I had asked that question last week.....an answer came back to my reply me saying that there was a rule about flying low..... so I just said a few minutes ago that ok. so why can't they fly hi or low to stay within the rules................ AND THEN YOU CENSOR MY REPLY. YOU CAN AT THE VERY LEAST GIVE A REASON..........!!!!!!!
on November 9,2011 | 11:54AM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
This is a tricky one. Anonymous is anyone who the HSA algorithm finds disgusting, yet is allowing to print the rant and rave without blaming the real person. In other words, if this reply to you does not show as HonoluluHawaii, and it is named Anonymous, then the HSA has thrown out my name and exchanged it with Anonymous. On the other hand, if the HSA editors find that I have found out the SECRET TO THEIR OPERATION, this reply will not be shown. I am copying this and resubmitting it as a stand alone comment on its own. See you at the door.
on November 9,2011 | 02:52PM
dawni wrote:
("Avoid being on the road during that time, if possible") hhhhhmmmmmmm we would be off the road if we knew what time.........
on November 9,2011 | 12:13PM
Synikal1 wrote:
that makes sense to me however terrorists read the star advertiser online too. lol. no matters either way we all screwed as far as commuting all times of the day. just gotta take it up the @$$ n wait till APEC blows over.
on November 9,2011 | 01:42PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
You mean they have not all arrived already ???? Peter get out of your cocoon and join us in the real world, for crying out loud.
on November 9,2011 | 02:48PM
Anonymous wrote:
This is me. My comment has been "Comment has been sent for approval". LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL
on November 9,2011 | 02:53PM
Anonymous wrote:
And if the HSA Editors find that I am "cheating" on this my Mid-Term Exam, they are going to change my name to Anonymous. LMAO.
on November 9,2011 | 02:54PM
Anonymous wrote:
Ha Ha Ha Ha
on November 9,2011 | 02:54PM
Anonymous wrote:
Must be one ma shin.
on November 9,2011 | 02:55PM
Anonymous wrote:
Last four comments is from the same guy. Me. One lolo in Palolo.
on November 9,2011 | 02:55PM
Anonymous wrote:
Eh if dis one computa code that doing all this, u guys at HSA, smaht.
on November 9,2011 | 02:57PM
kennysmith wrote:
that is NOT GOOD FOR THE PEOPLE WHO NEED TO COME INTO WAIKIKI TO WORK.
on November 9,2011 | 03:22PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
This is where forethought is important. My brother works at The Prince Kuhio Federal building. Every year he goes through an exhaustive background check, and he wears a badge that certifies him as okay, to work in there. Now in the case of Waikiki. If Neil boy had the foresight, he would have ordered that all people needing to work in Waikiki be certified and let through via an Identity Check. How dumb can a single human being be? I am of course talking about Neil boy.
on November 9,2011 | 10:04PM
Thegame wrote:
“If you plan to drive on Thursday, we strongly urge you to check with media or information sources prior to getting on the road,” If I need to drive??? I make pick-ups and deliveries for a living you rocket scientists....I guess I PLAN to drive on Thursday. So just before I get on the road, I'm gonna check on my cell phone to see if the H-1 is open? Then I will put my phone away cuz I can't drive with it....then try to get on the freeway...then surprise! Its closed! >>Avoid being on the road during that time, if possible. haha....impossible >>If you need to be on the road during that time, leave early as possible. When is that time? you said you couldn't tell us. >>Take steps to prepare for a potential major delay. Ok...extra snacks, a portable toilet, DVD player, TV, pillow, blanket, etc. >>Make sure your vehicle is in good operating order. I am not a mechanic....its got oil and gas and starts when i turn the key...good enough >>Be sensitive to other drivers and follow the instructions of law enforcement. Be sensitive to other mad people too? Ok, we'll discuss how all these elected officials wont get re-elected while we are stuck in gridlock.
on November 9,2011 | 04:50PM
Changalang wrote:
I predict a bill at City Council that would promote a ballot initiative ONLY to ever have another APEC approved in Honolulu. The last time people were collectively this peeOOOd was over van-cams. On paper this thing looked so good; in reality, everybody has had it with the traffic situations. Kids late for school, people late for work, old people stuck on the bus for hours, even homeless people restricted. We finally found a point of view everybody in Honolulu agrees on; APEC traffic 5ux. No collective sympathy for the protest kooks, though. They actually get less public sympathy because their activities contribute to the traffic delays.
on November 9,2011 | 06:46PM
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