Good news for Windward Oahu folks and those that visit: Beginning Sunday there will be limited use of the Pali Highway.

The Hawaii Department of Transportation said Friday that the Sunday schedule will be as follows:

  • AM Honolulu-bound contraflow between 6-11:30 a.m.
  • PM access to Kailua/Kaneohe bound lanes between 12:30-6 p.m.

“This schedule will be in effect on Sundays unless there is a need for construction closures,” according to a press release. “Should the Sunday Pali Highway access be changed, HDOT will send out additional notices via media distribution channels and our social media accounts.”

Workers in heavy machinery from Promethreus Construction work to move boulders and debris in the Honolulu bound lands of Pali Highway.
Workers in heavy machinery from Promethreus Construction work to move boulders and debris in the Honolulu bound lands of Pali Highway, March 2019. 

Motorists planning on using the Pali are reminded by the DOT to “give themselves enough time to clear congestion on the routes leading to the Pali Highway access points at Castle Junction (for the Honolulu bound AM access) and Waokanaka Street (for the Kailua bound PM access).”

The Pali was severely damaged by rockslides earlier this year and is not expected to return to normal usage until late August.

Real time traffic conditions on Pali Highway, Likelike Highway and the H-3 Freeway can be found on GoAkamai.org.

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