March 23, 2020
A MESSAGE FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND CEO, ANDREW ROBBINS
These are difficult times for all of us in Hawaii, in the United States and throughout the world. While the developments regarding the COVID-19 virus keep coming at us rapidly, we are doing our best to continue to make progress on the Honolulu Rail Transit Project while at the same time maintaining safety as our top priority.
 
At the moment, our construction contractors continue their work throughout the alignment and as mentioned in another article of this eBlast, the community will see the ongoing utility relocation work on Dillingham Boulevard ramp up this week, starting on March 24, 2020 . In fact, due to the lighter traffic on our roadways, the State Department of Transportation has made extended lane closures hours available to our contractors for rail-related work along portions of Farrington Highway, Kamehameha Highway and Nimitz Highway (between River and Richard Streets) through April 3, 2020. Future extensions of lane closure hours will be subject to further evaluation.
 
While we are pleased to report that the progress of our contractors has thus far been largely unaffected, HART continues to work closely with the City in taking steps to remain vigilant by postponing public meetings, restricting travel, implementing telecommuting arrangements for our employees, and more to help prevent the spread of the virus. HART’s Project Hotline at 566-2299 will remain available to the public 24/7. 
 
On behalf of the Board of Directors and the HART 'Ohana, stay safe and healthy.
The work will entail the creation of a dedicated work zone in the roadway along Dillingham Blvd with construction activities that will take place 24-hours a day from Monday through Saturday (including weekends, as needed).

There will be one lane of vehicular access in each direction (eastbound and westbound) for motorists traveling along Dillingham Blvd in place 24-hours per day, 7 days per week.

No left turns from Dillingham Blvd will be allowed, except at the Alakawa St intersection. Left turns from cross streets onto Dillingham will be permitted.

Access to all businesses and residential properties will be maintained throughout the duration of construction.

The construction update meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday, March 31 is postponed until further notice. To learn more about the schedule and impacts of planned utility relocation work, you can review t h e presentation from our Ala Moana/Kaka'ako Meeting on March 11, or watch the archived video of the meeting on Facebook.
BUILDING GUIDEWAYS: BEHIND THE SCENES WITH HI NOW
Take a look behind the scenes at our casting yard in Campbell Industrial Park with  HI Now ! You can see how each segment of the guideway is cast and cured before it finds its place in the larger structure.

ART POSTER CONTEST DEADLINE EXTENDED
The deadline for entry has been extended until May 8, 2020. The Poster Contest is open to all O'ahu students in grades 9 through 12 attending public, charter, private or home school. 

WEEKLY LANE CLOSURE INFORMATION
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