Column work has begun for the section of Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation's (HART) elevated rail line that will cross over the H-1/H-2 Freeway merge between Waipahu and Pearl City.
In July, crews are scheduled to pour concrete for the first column located in the freeway medians at the H-1 Waiawa Interchange. Several support columns need to be erected before guideway construction can begin later this fall, connecting the rail line between the Leeward Community College and Pearl Highlands train stations.
“Rail construction continues near the H-1/H-2 Freeway area with the first support column going up for the planned rail guideway,” said HART Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director Dan Grabauskas.
The first 10 miles of the rail system from East Kapolei to Aloha Stadium is expected to open in 2017, with the full 20-mile line ready for service in 2019.