Kamehameha Highway

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Kamehameha Highway
Kamehameha Highway highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by HDOT
Length66.6 mi[1] (107.2 km)
Major junctions
Loop around Oahu Central Valley
From H-1 / Route 92 in Honolulu
To Route 61 in Maunawili
Highway system
Routes in Hawaii
Route 98HI-99.svgRoute 130
Route 78HI-80.svgRoute 83
Route 80HI-83.svgRoute 92
Route 750HI-830.svgRoute 901

Kamehameha Highway is one of the main highways serving suburban and rural O‘ahu in the U.S. state of Hawaii. Starting from Nimitz Highway near Pearl Harbor and Hickam Air Force Base in Honolulu, it serves the island's older western suburbs, turning north across the O‘ahu Central Valley to the North Shore. At the North Shore, Kamehameha Highway heads northeast around the northern tip of O‘ahu, then southeast to and just beyond Kāne‘ohe Bay on the windward coast. The road was named after King Kamehameha I.[2]

A short detached segment of the Kamehameha Highway exists for a few blocks in the Honolulu neighborhood of Kalihi. This segment runs as a short extension of Dillingham Boulevard from Puuhale Road (near the Oahu Community Correctional Center) to exit 18B on Interstate H-1. This section was contiguous with the rest of the highway before the construction of the H-1 viaduct.

Route description[edit]

Route 99 (Honolulu to Haleiwa)[edit]

As Route 99, Kamehameha Highway begins at its southern terminus at the Pearl Harbor interchange of Interstate H-1 near Pearl Harbor and Hickam Air Force Base. The highway runs north past the Pearl Harbor historic sites such as the USS Arizona Memorial and the USS Bowfin, the Admiral Clarey Bridge to Ford Island leading to the USS Missouri, and Aloha Stadium. The highway then turns west through the suburbs of Aiea and Pearl City, passing Pearlridge Center, the state's second largest shopping mall.

After passing Pearl City and the interchange with Interstate H-2 near Waipahu, Route 99 turns north through the central O'ahu suburbs of Waipio and Mililani. South of Wahiawā near Wheeler Army Airfield, the named Kamehameha Highway continues through Wahiawā as Route 80, while Route 99 (as Wilikina Drive and Kamananui Road) bypasses Wahiawā on the west, rejoining Kamehameha Highway north of Whitmore Village. It then continues north through pineapple fields and former sugar cane fields to the junction with Route 83 near Haleiwa.

Route 80 (Wahiawa)[edit]

As Route 80, Kamehameha Highway begins at the interchange with Interstate H-2 and Route 99 and passes through central Wahiawā and passing Whitmore Village before rejoining Route 99 north of Wahiawa.

Route 83 (Haleiwa to Kaneohe)[edit]

Kamehameha Highway street sign in Hawaii

Originally, Kamehameha Highway continued as Route 83 at the junction with Route 99 at Weed Junction in Haleiwa, passing through Haleiwa up the North Shore. Since 1996, Route 83 begins inland from Weed Junction as the Joseph P. Leong Highway and bypasses Haleiwa town on the inland side, rejoining Kamehameha Highway north of Haleiwa.

From Haleiwa, Kamehameha Highway passes Waimea Bay, Sunset Beach, and the Turtle Bay Resort at the northern tip of O'ahu before heading down the Windward Coast communities of Lai'e, Hau'ula,[3] Punalu'u, and Ka'a'awa.

At Kahalu'u, Kamehameha Highway follows the coastline through He'eia and the main commercial district of Kaneohe (this segment was formerly Route 836), while Route 83 continues as Kahekili Highway bypassing Kaneohe town to the west before reaching the junction with Likelike Highway (Route 63). Route 83 rejoins Kamehameha Highway in Kaneohe and continues south to the interchange with Interstate H-3 and the eastern terminus at Route 61.

Route 830[edit]

Hawaii Route 830 is a 5.5-mile-long (8.9 km) north–south route on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. Its northern terminus is with Route 83, near Kahaluu. It then continues southward along the shore of the Kaneohe Bay, until its southern terminus with Routes 63 and 83, only 1.5 miles away from Interstate H3.[4][5][6]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Honolulu County.

Honolulu0.00.0 H-1 east / Route 92 – Honolulu, Airport, Hickam AFB, Naval BaseSouthern terminus of Route 99 and Kamehameha Highway; exit 15A on H-1
H-201 / Route 78 east to H-1 – Aiea, HonoluluInterchange; eastern terminus of H-201 / Route 78
Pearl City5.38.5 H-1 west / H-2 north – Waianae, Mililani, WahiawaAccess via spur road; exits 8A-C on H-1; no eastbound access to H-1 west
6.19.8 H-1 east – HonoluluEastbound exit and westbound entrance; exit 8B on H-1
6.410.3 Route 7101 west – Waipahuinterchange; eastern terminus of Route 7101
Waipio Acres12.820.6 To H-2 south – HonoluluAccess via Leilehua Road; to H-2 exit 8
Wahiawa13.621.9 H-2 south / Route 99 north (Wilikina Drive) – Honolulu, Kunia, Schofield BarracksRoute 99 leaves Kamehameha Highway; southern terminus of Route 80; northern terminus of H-2
Whitmore Village14.723.7 Route 7012 east (Whitmore Avenue) – Whitmore Village, U.S. Naval Communication StationWestern terminus of Route 7012
15.324.6 Kaukonahua Road (Route 801 west) – WaialuaEastern terminus of Route 801
15.625.1 Route 99 south – Schofield Barracks, HonoluluRoute 99 rejoins Kamehameha Highway; northern terminus of Route 80
Waialua22.135.6 Route 83 north (Joseph P. Leong Highway) – KahukuNorthern terminus of Route 99; southern terminus of Route 83
22.335.9 Kaukonahua Road (Route 930 south) / Waialua Beach Road (Route 82 west) – Haleiwa, MokuleiaWeed Circle; termini of Routes 930 and 82
Haleiwa24.238.9 Route 83 south – WahiawaRoute 83 joins Kamehameha Highway
Kahaluu58.794.5 Route 83 southRoute 83 leaves Kamehameha Highway; northern terminus of Route 830
Kaneohe64.3103.5 Route 63 west / Route 83 north (Likelike Highway) – Honolulu, Pearl Harbor, North ShoreRoute 83 rejoins Kamehameha Highway; termini of Routes 830 and 63
65.7105.7 H-3 – Kailua, Kaneohe MCBH, Pearl HarborExit 11 on H-3
Maunawili66.6107.2 Route 61 (Pali Highway) – Kailua, Waimanalo, HonoluluSouthern terminus of Route 83 and Kamehameha Highway
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

Route map:

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  1. ^ a b Google (June 22, 2018). "Kamehameha Highway" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved June 22, 2018.
  2. ^ Simek, Kelly (April 5, 2018). "Aloha Authentic: Kamehameha Highway by Kamaka Pili". KHON (Aloha Authentic). Retrieved 26 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Public Informational Meeting for Kaluanui Stream Bridge Replacement Project Kamehameha Highway, Hauula, Koolauloa District". hawaii.gov. May 16, 2018. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Nakoa Trail". hawaii.gov. hawaii.gov. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Oahu State Roads and Highways". Hawaii Division of Transportation. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Highway 830 Kamehameha Hwy". Google Maps. Google Maps. Retrieved 26 May 2018.