SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii – Army officials, in coordination with the Honolulu Police Department and Hawaii Department of Transportation, have implemented modifications to aid traffic flow on Wilikina Drive during the Wahiawa Karsten Thot Bridge construction project.
Drivers will not be able to turn left into, or out of, McNair Gate from 5-9 a.m., Monday-Friday, until the Karsten Thot Bridge construction has been completed in approximately six weeks. Additionally traffic patterns through Lyman Gate have been modified to accommodate a higher volume of traffic.
U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii’s Directorate of Emergency Services will continue to work closely with HPD and the DOT to monitor and assess traffic impacts.
Army officials have notified Schofield Barracks and Wheeler Army Airfield motorists to allow for extra drive time during the next six weeks and, when possible, to carpool or avoid driving in the area during peak commuting hours.
“We appreciate everyone’s patience, understanding and cooperation with these temporary changes,” said Chris Graves, deputy director, DES, USAG-HI. “These changes will allow the Army to continue to support efforts to minimize congestion while meeting existing mission requirements.”
Community members can view the latest Schofield traffic updates on the USAG-HI website, www.garrison.hawaii.army.mil. Click “News & Events.” Then click “Traffic Alerts.” These updates are also posted on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usaghawaii and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usaghawaii.
Submitted by the Public Affairs Office of the U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii