Jurassic World is Back Filming on O‘ahu, Watch Out for Traffic (and Dinosaurs)
Keep your fingers crossed for a Chris Pratt sighting.
Dinosaurs are roaming O‘ahu again this year. The second installment in the Jurassic World series, with the working title Ancient Futures, will be filming at He‘eia Kea Small Boat Harbor. While this could lead to a possible Chris Pratt sighting—fingers crossed—Kamehameha Highway fronting the small boat harbor will be closed on June 21, 22, 28 and 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
During the closure, traffic will be redirected onto Kahekili Highway. The Department of Transportation says it will not conduct any roadwork on Kahekili Highway at this time to keep traffic moving. Honolulu police officers will be onsite during the filming. The Traffic Management Center will also monitor the closure and adjust the timing of traffic lights to smooth traffic.
Kamehameha Highway will still be used by TheBus and emergency vehicles. Bus stops near the harbor will be moved outside the film area to make it accessible for riders. The harbor will also still be open for boaters and businesses.
If you live on the Kahalu‘u side of the harbor, don’t panic, you will still have access to your home via Kahekili Highway. The recently renovated highway created an extra lane in the Kahalu‘u bound direction. According to the Department of Transportation Services’ traffic analysis, the congestion on Kamehameha and Kahekili highways has improved due to the extra lane and lighter summer traffic.
In addition to the all-day closures, on June 23 and 27 film production will stop the flow of traffic for a few minutes at a time on Kamehameha Highway.
While Ancient Futures is the second installment in the Jurassic World series, it is the fifth installment in the Jurassic Park franchise that has been filming movies here in the Islands since the first Jurassic Park movie, which was released in 1993.