Pearl Harbor 75th anniversary traffic, parking announcement

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Public Affairs

From now through Dec. 10, vehicular traffic will be impacted by upcoming Pearl Harbor 75th Commemoration events. These measures are being provided to educate motorists, residents and visitors in advance to review their commute plans, especially on Dec. 7 around Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. These measures include:

• Dec. 7 from 4 a.m. to noon, Kamehameha Highway town bound will be closed from Honomanu Street to Salt Lake Boulevard. All east bound traffic will be diverted onto Moanalua Freeway.

• Dec. 7 from 4 to 7:30 a.m., members of the public who are planning to attend the ceremonies should park at Aloha Stadium. They should enter through gates 2,3 and 4. Parking is free until 7:30 a.m. The general public — without invitations, including those with Department of Defense ID, will be required to park at Aloha Stadium and board shuttle buses to the ceremony. The commemoration committee is working to assist everyone who would like to witness the ceremony with partners at the National Park Service who have secured additional seating at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. The ceremony will be shared with the rest of the world through live streaming on the official website and on all local major network television stations at 7:45 a.m.

• Invited guests only should plan to arrive before 6:30 a.m. to allow time to pass through gate security, park and be seated by 7 a.m. Please show your enclosed seating card to ushers for proper seating. After 7:15 a.m. all remaining seats will be open to the public.

• There are no actions being taken to disrupt pedestrian/bicycle path operations. That will continue as normal.

• There will be a traffic diversion on the eastbound route of Kamehameha Highway approaching Aloha Stadium. The diversion will direct vehicle traffic onto the Moanalua Freeway onramp from Kamehameha Highway. The only vehicles that will be allowed to proceed past this traffic diversion will be emergency responders, The Bus and bicyclists. Travelers will be able to access Kamehameha Highway via Salt Lake Boulevard (in order to make a right or left hand turn onto Kamehameha Highway) and also via Radford Drive (also in order to make a right or left hand turn onto Kamehameha Highway).

• At Halawa Gate to Joint Base, a contra-flow lane will be set up, using one of the outbound lanes to accommodate traffic turning left from Kamehameha Highway westbound into the base. Outbound traffic flow will still be available.

• Additionally, on base, there will be traffic control points set up throughout the Kilo Pier area. Those entering through the Halawa Gate for regular main base access will need to ensure they advise these traffic control points of their need to get to the main base area. Only those with the appropriate ceremony invitations and parking cards will be allowed into the ceremony parking areas.

• Employees are highly encouraged to utilize an alternate gate for access other than the Halawa Gate due to the expected increase in vehicle traffic at that gate for the ceremony in addition to multiple buses as well. If access must be made at Halawa Gate, it will be honored. However, those entering will need to be prepared to wait accordingly until they are able to be addressed in a safe manner.

• All lanes of the Ford Island Bridge will be closed on Dec. 5 from 9:15 to 10:45 a.m. and Dec. 7 from 7 to 10 a.m. in support of the 75th Commemoration of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. All motorists and pedestrians should plan accordingly. In addition, the Ford Island boat access gate must be closed during bridge opening and closing to minimize collision hazards. Boat traffic under the causeway will not be allowed during these exercises.

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