Five-hour traffic signal outage Thursday night in Pearl City at Kamehameha Highway and Acacia Road intersection Expect traffic delays from 7 p.m. until midnight

Jun 5, 2023 | PC Community

Hawaiian Electric will temporarily deenergize overhead power lines in Pearl City on Thursday, June 8, resulting in a traffic signal outage at the intersection of Kamehameha Highway and Acacia Road from 7 p.m. until 12 a.m. midnight.

The outage is needed for the safety of contractors hired by Pearl Highlands Center to paint their buildings which are located near the power lines. This work was earlier scheduled in March but cancelled due to inclement weather.

Electronic message boards will be set up along routes feeding the intersection to alert the public of the traffic signal outage. Motorists should expect traffic delays.

During the work hours, safety signs and traffic cones will mark the work zones, and special duty police will direct motorists through the intersection.

Drivers are advised to slow down when approaching and passing the area or plan alternate routes during the temporary outage.

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