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Old 04-27-2018, 01:37 PM
 
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Aloha all,

I live Kaua'i now, but a job opportunity is bringing my family to Oahu. Of course, the dilemma is that the job is downtown Honolulu. I'm curious to find out from the horses mouth if any of you live on the West side and commute to Honolulu each day? How is it? what time do you leave, arrive at work, leave work, arrive at home? And where you stay?

Mahalos
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Old 04-27-2018, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Kailua
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"West Side" is a broad area. Can you narrow that down a bit?

According to morning traffic reports on the news, consistently by 5:45am, from Waianae - it generally runs 90+ minutes, and from Kapolei or Ewa Beach 60+ minutes. That is with no major accidents. Going late afternoon/early evening, probably worse. It will be, in theory, a bit better when UH and other schools are out.

A better method, open Waze at the commute and enter the start/end places - Waze is generally accurate with alternative routes.
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Old 04-27-2018, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Aiea, Hawaii
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My Wife used to live in Ewa beach before we were married. She worked downtown off of Nimitz and Waiakamilo Rd. She used to take Renton Rd to Ft Weaver get on Freeway at Kunia Rd eastbound. Worst part was the H1/H2 merge. Took her over a hour to get to work without accidents in both commutes morning and evening. Now we live in Aiea. Takes her half hour to get down to Nimitz Hwy and to work. Big difference if you do not have to go through the H1/H2 Merge in both directions every day.


Look to live as close to your job as possible.
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Old 04-28-2018, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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Eva to Honolulu commute can be described with one word: Awful.

My SO would leave for work at around 5am from Eva just to try and avoid the morning H1 traffic mess. After a year of that commute, we moved. Just the extra sleep in the morning made the move closer to town well worth it.
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Old 04-30-2018, 08:31 AM
 
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Thanks for the advice, all!
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Old 05-01-2018, 02:11 AM
 
Location: Aiea, Hawaii
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Thanks for the advice, all!
You welcome. Good luck.
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