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Freeway lane closures announced

There will be a number of lane closures this week on state freeways, the state Department of Transportation announced.

Two eastbound right lanes on the H-1 freeway from the Makakilo interchange to Kualakai Parkway will be closed from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. through Friday for dowel retrofit work.

The left lane on the H-1 freeway Kinau Street offramp will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Friday for offramp widening activities.

The Makakilo/Kapolei/Kalaeloa offramp on the H-1 freeway eastbound continues to be closed through 2010 because of work of the Kapolei Interchange Complex.

There will be multiple lane closures on the H-2 freeway in both directions from the H-1 freeway to Wilikina Drive through Friday from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. for pavement marking.

There will be roving right lane closures on the H-3 freeway eastbound from the Harano Tunnels to Kaneohe Bay Drive through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The closures are for sign maintenance.

Two left lane closures on the Moanalua Freeway headed west will be from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. The closures, between the Ahua Street overpass and the Pualoa Road overpass, are for overhead sign repairs.

And there will be various right and left lane eastbound closures on the Moanalua Freeway from the Aiea interchange to the Fort Shafter interchange from 9 p.m. through 3 a.m., nightly until Friday morning, for sign maintenance.



Maui groups challenge water ruling

Maui community groups are challenging in state court the state Water Commission’s recent ruling regarding Central Maui’s Na Wai Eha streams.

Hui o na Wai Eha and the Maui Tomorrow Foundation filed a notice of appeal to the commission yesterday.

This clears the way for them to appeal their case before the Intermediate Court of Appeals or the state Supreme Court.

The groups are being represented by Earthjustice.

The Water Commission ruled last month that Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar and Wailuku Water Co. must restore 12.5 million gallons per day to the Waihee, North Waiehu and South Waiehu streams.

This was about a third of the water the commission’s hearing officer had recommended be restored.


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