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Rail archaeological work will close Honolulu roads

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 06:46 a.m. HST, Apr 09, 2012

Some roads around downtown Honolulu will have lane closures as archeological survey work continues on the city’s rail transit project. 

The Honolulu Authority on Rapid Transportation is warning motorists of lane closures during non-peak hours, including possible night work. 

Archaeological survey work is being done along the urban Honolulu section of the rail transit route to identify potential archaeological, historical and cultural resources. 

Starting today, work will take place along Dillingham Boulevard between Mokauea Street and Kalihi Street from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Kamehameha Highway between Middle Street and Puuhale Road from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 7:30 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Trenching work will take place at various locations along the route between Middle Street in Kalihi and Ala Moana Center. 

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false wrote:
Please make sure that if you find a human skull that you do not take it with you and place it in your closet and sell it on eBay 10 years from now.
on April 9,2012 | 04:56AM
false wrote:
By the way, I would like to ask, who is The Associated Press anyway. Do they have an alias as a worker as writers for The Honolulu Star-Advertiser? LOL.
on April 9,2012 | 04:58AM
loquaciousone wrote:
I met Associated Press at the dinner the other day and he was making a pig of himself.
on April 9,2012 | 09:37AM
soundofreason wrote:
"Some roads around downtown Honolulu will have lane closures as archeological survey work continues on the city’s rail transit project"............that everybody knows Ben will shutdown when he takes office. So.....what are ya doing?
on April 9,2012 | 06:58AM
mcc wrote:
More wasted taxpayer's money. Stop the madness, vote for Ben!
on April 9,2012 | 07:19AM
NITRO08 wrote:
BEN SU-KS!!!!!!!!!!!!
on April 9,2012 | 07:38PM
ammb3 wrote:
Nitro08-very eloquent. You deserve to vote for the other bad options...
on April 9,2012 | 10:09PM
keawe wrote:
why are our elected officials turning a blind eye to this project. if RAIL fails who will be held accountable for all the monies wasted for this work that is now being done? our politicians should seriously consider their moral integrity.
on April 9,2012 | 07:51AM
hanoz808 wrote:
waste of money & time.
on April 9,2012 | 08:21AM
313invegas wrote:
So it begins..The first of many, many road closures that will slow traffic even worst for the next 10 years while they research and build this thing. Funny how this rail that is suppose to ease traffic is going to cause so many traffic jams while its being built. Irony.
on April 9,2012 | 08:35AM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
OK, here's the plan. We all go Costco and get the $5 chicken. Eat it up. Then, we go downtown at night and scatter the bones in every hole we find. It's called job security and stimulus.
on April 9,2012 | 08:49AM
loquaciousone wrote:
That won't work. I believe Costo's $1.99 hot dog meal would be better. They would assume that we have giant worms in area and get shut down by the Sierra Club.
on April 9,2012 | 09:39AM
kainalu wrote:
Grab some tissues and wipe away the tears. Otherwise, spend your energy on shutting down the H-3 tunnel - what a waste of tax-payer money that project was and still continues to drain tax-payer money. It only serves those that live on the Windward side. Screw them. Right? See how that works? Selfishness works both ways.
on April 9,2012 | 09:09AM
loquaciousone wrote:
Since the main argument for building the rail was that it would alleviate traffic, how does closing roads help the traffic flow?
on April 9,2012 | 09:30AM
NITRO08 wrote:
Hello anybody home?
on April 9,2012 | 07:43PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
I wonder if this is like the City road workers where one guy digs and six watch him and joke with the off-duty cop.
on April 9,2012 | 10:33AM
loquaciousone wrote:
Why are you so negative? Give City road workers the benefit of the doubt and assume that the other six guys are on vacation and came to work without pay just to help out the taxpayers and their buddy.
on April 9,2012 | 10:46AM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
You're right. They were starting a drum circle to pray for the continued good health of the one guy in the hole with a shovel. I should have realized that sooner.
on April 9,2012 | 11:43AM
loquaciousone wrote:
You're on a roll today/
on April 9,2012 | 12:44PM
Pukele wrote:
Once again, we are not getting transparency from the city. The PR sounds like they have hired someone who can find archaeological remains around the future rail columns. What they are not telling you is that they have yet to hire an engineer to develop the project details for the segment from Middle Street to Ala Moana Center. When that happens, it is a very real possibility that the construction required for each rail column will be two to three times the size of the trenches that are being used for the iwi survey. If the engineers call for very large construction sites to build underground supports for the future rail columns (not the system being used out in Ewa), the current survey will not be adequate and will not find all the remains around each rail column. Finally, the city knows this is a possibility. You can read about these risks in the secret FTA reports the city will not show to the press or city council.
on April 9,2012 | 12:36PM
al_kiqaeda wrote:
So glad that I rarely have to drive past the airport because the traffic is going to be a nightmare for the next ten (plus) years. I think I'll raise the rents of my Honolulu properties because the demand for town dwellings are going to skyrocket. Thanks RAIL!!!
on April 9,2012 | 02:39PM
inverse wrote:
There is only ONE goal with HART at this point in time: Spend every last penny collected from Hawaii taxpayers that is in their control BEFORE the Oahu rail project is shut down permanently and HART loses control and access to that money.
on April 9,2012 | 03:11PM
butinski wrote:
Every lane closure and trenching noise, dust means just another vote for Ben.
on April 9,2012 | 05:24PM
NITRO08 wrote:
If that is true honolulu is in trouble.
on April 9,2012 | 07:45PM
ammb3 wrote:
Nitro. Go prepare for your pro rail pr job.
on April 9,2012 | 10:11PM
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