Notice to Motorists: Airport Access Road to Open Saturday

July 20, 2016, 2:53 PM HST · Updated July 21, 5:56 AM
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    Transportation officials today announced near term impacts of several large construction projects near the Kahului Airport.  Projects include the new Airport Access Road, which opens on Saturday, July 23; and the recently started Consolidated Car Rental Facility.

    The traffic access to Kahului Airport will undergo a major change effective Saturday, July 23, 2016. The newly constructed Kahului Airport Access Road will open to traffic, and motorists will be able to go directly to the airport from the Kūihelani Highway.

    The current access on Keolani Place will also be permanently modified.  Traffic on Keolani Place will be diverted onto Aʻalele Street and onto the new Access Road.  Motorists are advised to proceed with caution and observe all traffic signs and devices.

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    Kahului Airport Access Road rendering. Image courtesy Hawaiʻi DOT.

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    Construction of the new access road is nearly complete.  Final landscape and irrigation work is being done by the contractor.

    The new road is scheduled to open on Saturday, July 23, 2016.

    Access to the airport will be from Hāna Highway on the new access road or from a new on-ramp located off of Aʻalele Street.

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    When the new access road is opened, the current access road from Keolani Place will be closed.  No vehicular access will be allowed to pass Aʻalele Street going north towards the airport.

    The entrance to the general public parking will also be closed and a new entrance located on the north side of the parking lot (across baggage claim) will be opened.

    Consolidated Rental Car Facility:

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    Rental Car Facility and Access Road Water Feature. Project renderings of the Kahului Airport Consolidated Rent-A-Car facility. Photo by Wendy Osher. (4.15.16)

    Work on the new CONRAC Facility has begun.

    The project includes the construction of a three-story parking structure for rental cars as well as employee parking.  The CONRAC will be able to accommodate approximately 4,000 cars.  A new guided tram will also be constructed to take travelers between the CONRAC and the ticketing/baggage claim area.

    Construction time is approximately 30 months.

    There will be several impacts to the parking facilities, both public and employee.  Construction of these facilities will result in a temporary loss of parking spaces due to the construction activities.  In order to make up for these lost spaces, the airport is in the process of constructing temporary employee parking to be located in other areas of the airport. An update will be provided by Transportation officials as the opening nears.

    The map displayed above shows an overlay of the new CONRAC facility.

    Kahului Airport Access Road Notice to Motorists. PC: Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation.

    Kahului Airport Access Road Notice to Motorists. PC: Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation.

    Kahului Airport Access Road Notice to Motorists. PC: Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation.

    Kahului Airport Access Road Notice to Motorists. PC: Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation.

    Kahului Airport Access Road Notice to Motorists. PC: Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation.

    Kahului Airport Access Road Notice to Motorists. PC: Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation.

    Kahului Airport Access Road Notice to Motorists. PC: Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation.

    Kahului Airport Access Road Notice to Motorists. PC: Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation.

    Kahului Airport Access Road rendering. Image courtesy Hawaiʻi DOT.

    Kahului Airport Access Road rendering. Image courtesy Hawaiʻi DOT.

    Rental Car Facility and Access Road Water Feature. Project renderings of the Kahului Airport Consolidated Rent-A-Car facility. Photo by Wendy Osher. (4.15.16)

    Rental Car Facility and Access Road Water Feature. Project renderings of the Kahului Airport Consolidated Rent-A-Car facility. Photo by Wendy Osher. (4.15.16)

    Water feature from New Access Road. Project renderings of the Kahului Airport Consolidated Rent-A-Car facility. Photo by Wendy Osher. (4.15.16)

    Water feature from New Access Road. Project renderings of the Kahului Airport Consolidated Rent-A-Car facility. Photo by Wendy Osher. (4.15.16)

    New Access Road Water Feature with the new rental car facility in the background. Project renderings of the Kahului Airport Consolidated Rent-A-Car facility. Photo by Wendy Osher. (4.15.16)

    New Access Road Water Feature with the new rental car facility in the background. Project renderings of the Kahului Airport Consolidated Rent-A-Car facility. Photo by Wendy Osher. (4.15.16)

    Rental Car Return to new facility. Project renderings of the Kahului Airport Consolidated Rent-A-Car facility. Photo by Wendy Osher. (4.15.16)

    Rental Car Return to new facility. Project renderings of the Kahului Airport Consolidated Rent-A-Car facility. Photo by Wendy Osher. (4.15.16)

    Passenger Tram Station looking toward terminal. Project renderings of the Kahului Airport Consolidated Rent-A-Car facility. Photo by Wendy Osher. (4.15.16)

    Passenger Tram Station looking toward terminal. Project renderings of the Kahului Airport Consolidated Rent-A-Car facility. Photo by Wendy Osher. (4.15.16)

    New Access Road looking toward terminal. Project renderings of the Kahului Airport Consolidated Rent-A-Car facility. Photo by Wendy Osher. (4.15.16)

    New Access Road looking toward terminal. Project renderings of the Kahului Airport Consolidated Rent-A-Car facility. Photo by Wendy Osher. (4.15.16)

    Water feature. Project renderings of the Kahului Airport Consolidated Rent-A-Car facility. Photo by Wendy Osher. (4.15.16)

    Water feature. Project renderings of the Kahului Airport Consolidated Rent-A-Car facility. Photo by Wendy Osher. (4.15.16)

    Project renderings of the Kahului Airport Consolidated Rent-A-Car facility. Photo by Wendy Osher. (4.15.16)

    Project renderings of the Kahului Airport Consolidated Rent-A-Car facility. Photo by Wendy Osher. (4.15.16)

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