Ministry of Transport | Construction of Ala Moana Boulevard Elevated Pedestrian Walkway Begins May 2


Construction of Ala Moana Boulevard Elevated Pedestrian Walkway Begins May 2

Posted on April 29, 2022 in Highway News, Main, News

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is advising the public that construction of the Ala Moana Boulevard Pedestrian Overpass, located between Ward Avenue and Kamakeʻe Street, begins Monday, May 2, 2022. This safety project will construct a mauka -makai oriented land bridge to connect the trails on either side of Ala Moana Blvd.

Hours of work are scheduled Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sunday through Thursday, 7 p.m. to 4 a.m., with casual work Friday and Saturday evenings. No lane closures will be required during the first 2 weeks of work. As planned, lane closures will be posted at http://hidot.hawaii.gov/roadwork

It is expected that 2,100 pedestrians and cyclists will use the bridge daily. This improvement will separate them from the approximately 40,000 vehicles a day that use the road. Once complete, the elevated walkway will link to the bike and pedestrian improvements planned along Ala Moana Boulevard as part of our Bike and Pedestrian Plan updates; connect to mauka-makai city streets designed with comprehensive street principles; support frequent bus service and priority bus lanes provided by the City; and, provide improved safe and efficient access for all who use the hallway.

The total cost to build the walkway is $17.8 million, including $14.3 million from the U.S. DOT’s Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Discretionary Grant Program and the rest of the State Highway Funds. Ward Villages is partnering with the state and donated the land for the project and paid for the bridge design and environmental documentation.

The Ala Moana Boulevard Pedestrian Bridge Project is expected to be completed by October 2023, weather permitting.

Motorway users are advised to exercise caution near the construction area. For more information, please visit the project website at https://alamoanapedbridge.org/, or you can contact the project’s 24/7 hotline at 808-945-1150.

Concept drawings of the bridge can be viewed at:

http://hidot.hawaii.gov/highways/files/2022/04/ala-moana-ped-walkway_1.jpg (note that there will be no landscaping on the walkway)

http://hidot.hawaii.gov/highways/files/2022/04/ala-moana-ped-walkway_2.jpg

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