Ministry of Transport | Announcing Phase 1 Sites for Red Light Camera Pilot Project

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Announcing Phase 1 Sites for Red Light Camera Pilot Project

Posted on September 20, 2022 in Highway News, Main, News

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) announces the selection of two intersections for Phase 1 of the Red Light Safety Camera (RLSC) pilot project. Red light security cameras will be installed on Vineyard Boulevard and Palama Street and Vineyard Boulevard and Liliha Street.

Construction, including sawing, utility connections, and post and sign installations, has begun at the Vineyard and Palama site and is expected to last two weeks. Construction at the Vineyard and Liliha site will begin in October and is expected to last four weeks.

Once construction is complete, runners at red lights at Phase 1 intersections will begin to receive warning letters. An example of the warning letter and operation of the red light safety camera system is available at https://hidot.hawaii.gov/highways/red-light-safety-program/

The reasoning behind the selection of Vineyard Boulevard at Palama Street and Vineyard Boulevard at Liliha Street is as follows:

Vineyard Boulevard to Palama Street

Installing the RLSC at this intersection location adjacent to freeway on- and off-ramps can help provide traffic calming for vehicles traveling through the neighborhood. The northeast approach to the Palama Street intersection has a higher propensity for accidents; however, the data did not show evidence that these crashes were directly correlated with running at red lights. A table showing the accident history for the intersection from 2016 to 2020 is below.

Vineyard Boulevard to Liliha Street

There is a history of accidents at these three approaches to Vineyard Boulevard at the Liliha Street intersection, including red-light accidents at the northwestbound and southeastbound approaches to Vineyard Boulevard. The northeastbound Liliha Street approach also has a history of red light accidents. A table showing the accident history for the intersection from 2016 to 2020 is below.

The full technical study will be released later this month. The list of proposed intersections with the Phase 1 selections in bold are:

1) Like Highway and School Street

2) Vineyard Boulevard and Palama Street

3) Vineyard Boulevard and Liliha Street

4) King Street and River Street

5) North King Street and Beretania Street

6) Pali Highway and Vineyard Boulevard

7) Pali Highway and School Street

8) King Street and Ward Avenue

9) Kapiolani Boulevard and Kamakee Street

10) Beretania Street and Piikoi Street

11) King Street and Middle Street

12) King Street and Kohou Street

13) Vineyard Boulevard and Nuuanu Avenue

14) McCully Street and Algaroba Street

The selection of the remaining eight RLSC sites will be announced when the technical study is published. Construction will be divided into three phases to facilitate scheduling. The planned construction schedule for the Phase 2 and 3 sites is:

Phase 2: Begin construction in November.

Phase 3: Begin construction in December.

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