Traffic Advisory: Sewer Work in Wahiawa

13 01 2017

Traffic will be affected in Wahiawa next week as crews rehabilitate wastewater pipes in and around the Honolulu area.

City crews and contractors will conduct sewer pipe work on the following dates and locations:

  • Jan 18 (Pipe Liner) – 8 PM-6 AM: 848 Kilani Ave / 810 Kilani Ave.
  • Jan 19 (Pipe Liner) – 8 PM-6 AM: 930 Kilani Ave / 912 Kilani Ave.

Temporary closure of Wahiawa Driver Licensing Center, Satellite City Hall

10 01 2017

Wahiawa – The Driver Licensing Center and Satellite City Hall at 330 N. Cane Street in Wahiawa will be closed from January 16 – 27, 2017 for a driveway repaving project. The Wahiawa Police Substation will remain open during the construction. The public entrance off North Cane Street will be blocked and there will be no access into the public parking lot that services the Wahiawa Driver Licensing Center, Satellite City Hall and Police Station.

During the construction closure, the Wahiawa Driver Licensing Center staff will be assigned to the Kapolei office, and the Satellite City Hall staff will be sent to other locations. Residents are encouraged to use other Satellite City hall offices and take advantage of convenient online services for vehicle registration renewals, voter registration and payments of water bills and real property taxes.

City and County of Honolulu offices, including the Wahiawa Driver Licensing Center and Satellite City Hall, will be closed on Monday, January 16, 2017 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal and state holiday.

Go to for location, hours of operation, and service information for all City and County of Honolulu Driver Licensing Centers and Satellite City Halls.

25th Infantry Division East Range Training, January 5th & 6th

4 01 2017

Wahiawa, HI – The 25th Infantry Division, along with local emergency response agencies, will conduct medical evacuation training at East Range. The training will include emergency (fire/ambulance) and aviation (helicopter) response. Should community members see or hear an increase of ambulance or helicopters in the area, there is no immediate danger.

If you have additional questions about the exercise, call the 25th Infantry Division’s Public Affairs office at 655-6351.

Closure of Kamehameha Highway at Karsten Thot Bridge December 29th

27 12 2016

Kamehameha Highway will be closed in both directions at the Karsten Thot Bridge, between Kilani Avenue and Kamananui Road, for bridge rehabilitation as part of the Repair and Repaint Karsten Thot Bridge project. Bridge rehabilitation work for this project will be completed by the end of 2016.

The closure will occur Thursday night, Dec. 29, through Friday morning, Dec. 30, from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.  During the closure hours, traffic will be detoured around the work zone via Wilikina Drive and Kamananui Road.

In addition to the full bridge closure, there will also be a single lane closure on Kamehameha Highway between Kilani Avenue and Whitmore Avenue on Tuesday night, Dec. 27, and Wednesday night, Dec. 28, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the next morning. The closure will alternate between the northbound and southbound lane. Traffic will be contaflowed in the open lane. Roadwork is weather permitting.

For more information, please visit the project website at or call the project hotline at (808) 518-4576. Lane closure information will also be available on the HDOT website at and released through our social media channels on Facebook and Twitter.



Merry Christmas 

25 12 2016

Council Chair Ernie Martin in front of the Legislative Branch’s Honolulu Hale Christmas Tree. This year’s tree is “The Gift of Life” which honors and recognizes organ donors that have given life to those in need. Dedicated in memory of Helen Chisum, our beloved member of the City Clerk’s office whom we lost recently. She was an organ donor. 

2017 Neighborhood Board Candidate Filing Period Open

2 12 2016

Oahu residents can file to run for a seat on their neighborhood board by applying online at, or completing and submitting a candidate registration form. The printed form is available at the Neighborhood Commission Office (NCO) at Kapalama Hale, 925 Dillingham Boulevard, Suite 160 and the Department of Customer Services Public Information Center at the Mission Memorial Building, at 550 South King Street.

Candidacy is open to Oahu residents who will be at least 18 years of age by February 17, 2017. The deadline to apply as a candidate is February 17, 2017. Mailed forms must be postmarked by the deadline date and received by February 24, 2017.

Voting begins on April 28, 2017, and ends on May 17, 2017. Elected board members serve a two year term, starting on July 1, 2017. Voters will elect 437 neighborhood board representatives to serve on the 33 neighborhood boards.

Voting in the Neighborhood Board Elections

Oahu residents who have voted in the 2016 primary or general elections are automatically registered to vote in the 2017 Neighborhood Board Elections.

Other residents, including military personnel and family members, legal resident aliens, and students, who will be at least 18 years of age by February 17, 2017, may register to vote in the Neighborhood Board elections by submitting a neighborhood board voter registration form.

The form is available online at and at the Neighborhood Commission Office at Kapalama Hale. The deadline to submit the voter registration form is February 17, 2017. Mailed forms must be postmarked by the deadline date and received by February 24, 2017.

The mission of the Neighborhood Board System is to increase and assure effective citizen participation in the decisions of government. Oahu’s Neighborhood Board System is the only government sponsored civic engagement system in the State of Hawaii. While they are advisory, board activities may include study and review of capital improvement projects and zoning concerns. They may also conduct educational programs on governmental decision making processes and establish community goals, objectives, and priorities.

More information about the election and neighborhood boards can be found on the NCO website at



25th Infantry Division Training Advisory – Convoys Begin October 28

27 10 2016

Motorist are advised that there will be movement of military vehicles leaving Wheeler Army Airfield headed north along Kamehameha Highway toward North Shore, October 28, 2016 as a part of the Lighting Forge exercise.

Movement times are schedule between 12:30 a.m. and 4 a.m. along the route to minimize any interference. However, there may also be periodic movement’s through-out the day as military convoys prepare for exercise operations.

There will be a second convoy at 7 p.m., headed towards Kahuku Training Area. Please be advised soldiers will be in the area walking along the route. Expect traffic delays by exception.

Aviation Activities:
Additionally, there will be an increase in aviation flights from Wheeler Army Airfield to Dillingham Airfield, and the Kahuku Training Area from Oct. 27-31 between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m.

To report concerns related to the aviation noise, please call the U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) Noise Concern Line at (808) 656-3487. A Public Affairs Office representative will contact you about your concern during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

The Army appreciates your understanding and support of Lightning Forge to train and prepare our Soldiers to safeguard our freedoms.