/HART: Portion of rail on track to open in 2023, but construction ongoing in Kalihi

HART: Portion of rail on track to open in 2023, but construction ongoing in Kalihi

HONOLULU (HawaiiInformationNow) – Honolulu’s prolonged-delayed rail enterprise Is predicted to welcome The primary riders on The primary leg of the route in early 2023.

That portion will run from the East Kapolei station to the Halawa/Aloha Stadium station.

HART CEO and Authorities Director Lori Kahikina says the plan Continues to be to launch it in March of April of subsequent yr.

”We’re nonetheless on monitor for that timeline, there have been some communications Computer software factors that arose By way of the trial working testing half however Hitachi has launched in specialists to hopefully resolve that drawback and primarytain us on monitor,”  Kahikina said.

The rail authority says work is properly underway on The subsequent leg as Nan Included started this fall on the almost $500 million enterprise for the relocation of utilities aprolongedside Dillingham Boulevard.

Kahikina says the contractor started forward of schedule and (for now) Is predicted To finish in early 2026.

”We respect drivers’ endurance as they navigate The enchancment, However It is a needed evil as we work to full this enterprise,” added Kahikina.

The enchancment begins at Kamehameha Freeway and Laumaka Road and finishs at Dillingham Boulevard and Kaaavi Road.

It’s An monumental enterprise involving electrical strains, sewer strains, storm drains, visitors alerts and street lights As properly as to roadway enhancements.