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HDOT preparations underway in advance of storms Madeline and Lester

HONOLULU – The Highways, Harbors and Airports Divisions within the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) are making preparations in advance of the severe weather forecast from Hurricanes Madeline and Lester, which are tracking toward the state. Residents and visitors should continue to monitor current conditions with the National Weather Service and media outlets. The public […]
Source: Hawaii DOT Highways

Kalanianaole Highway Improvements project begins Monday, Aug. 29

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) notifies motorists that one lane will be closed on Kalanianaole Highway in the Kailua-bound direction between Kumuhau Street and Old Kalanianaole Road on Monday, Aug. 29, 2016 through Friday, Sept. 2, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., for the Kalanianaole Highway Improvements project. During this time, […]
Source: Hawaii DOT Highways

Kalanianaole Highway Improvements project begins Monday, Aug. 29

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) notifies motorists that one lane will be closed on Kalanianaole Highway in the Kailua-bound direction between Kumuhau Street and Old Kalanianaole Road on Monday, Aug. 29, 2016 through Friday, Sept. 2, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., for the Kalanianaole Highway Improvements project. During this time, […]
Source: Hawaii DOT Highways

Traffic relief improvements made in time to help “Beat the School Jam”

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HONOLULU – As part of the annual “Beat the School Jam” campaign, the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) detailed the implementation of several projects that will help alleviate traffic. It continues the HDOT focus on safety and system preservation projects that use far less money and time to finish. “We are committed to working within […] Source: Hawaii DOT Highways

New shoulder lane on H-1 Freeway eastbound will benefit Leeward Oahu commuters

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is pleased to announce the opening of a shoulder which will be used as a lane of travel during the morning commute hours. The new shoulder lane is on the H-1 Freeway eastbound and begins after the Kualakai Parkway on-ramp to the Kunia/Waipahu/Ewa off-ramp (Exit 5). The […] Source: Hawaii DOT Highways

New Farrington Highway Contraflow lane to help ease Leeward Oahu traffic

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HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is pleased to announce the new contraflow initiative on Farrington Highway in Nanakuli is scheduled to open Aug. 10, 2016. The pilot initiative aims to add an additional lane of capacity in the westbound direction during the busy afternoon commute between 3:30 – 7 p.m., Monday through […] Source: Hawaii DOT Highways

  • How to Get Unstuck

How to Get Unstuck

Place the gearshift in “1” or “low.” Press the accelerator and allow the spinning wheels to move the vehicle forward a bit (do not exceed 15 mph on the speedometer). Then release the gas and let the vehicle roll backward. Immediately apply the gas to roll forward again. Continue this procedure to build enough momentum to rock your vehicle out of the rut.

Do NOT shift the transmission back and forth between “D” and “R.” That can destroy your transmission and result in a repair bill of at least $1,500. If you cannot rock the vehicle out using the procedure above, call a towing service—it’s cheaper than a new transmission.

 

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