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TRAFFIC ALERT: Road work to close westbound lanes of H-1 tonight

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - There will be a full closure of the H-1 Freeway in the westbound direction starting Sunday night and ending Friday morning.

The Department of Transportation says the westbound closure will start at the South Vineyard
Boulevard Off-Ramp (Exit 22) and end at the Palama Street Off-Ramp (Exit 20C).

The road work goes from 10:30 p.m. on Sunday night, January 22, through 4:30 a.m. on Friday Morning, January 27, nightly, to allow crews replace the electronic message board on the Liliha Street Overpass.

The nightly work will begin with two lane closures starting from 9 p.m., nightly, with the
full westbound closures starting at 10:30 p.m.

During full closure hours, westbound traffic will be detoured to the Vineyard Boulevard
Off-Ramp to re-enter the H-1 Freeway after Palama Street. Some
of the routes that may be affected by the full closure are as follows:

-Pali Highway Off-Ramp (Exit 21B): Kailua-bound motorists wishing to access the
Pali Highway may do so from South Vineyard Boulevard. 

-School Street Off-Ramp (Exit 21A): Motorists wishing to access North School
Street are advised to proceed west on Vineyard Boulevard, turn right onto Liliha
Street and continue to North School Street.

-H-1 Freeway North School Street On-Ramp: Motorists wishing to access the
westbound H-1 Freeway from School Street are advised to turn south on Liliha
Street to North Vineyard Boulevard and proceed east to the H-1 Freeway On-
Ramp.

Motorists are advised to use caution when driving through this area or use alternate
routes. Motorists are also advised to allow for extra travel time. Roadwork is weather
permitting.
 

Other Weekend Road Work on Oahu 

  • The DOT advises Oahu motorists of a left lane closure on Kalanianaole Highway in the westbound direction from the vicinity of the Kalanianaole Highway entrance to the Hawaii Kai Towne Center to Moomuku Place on Saturday, January 21, through Sunday, January 22, from 6 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., daily, for power line replacements.
  • The DOT advises Oahu motorists that three left lanes will be closed on the H-1 Freeway Airport Viaduct (Exist 16) in the eastbound direction from the Nimitz Highway On-Ramp to the Airport Off-Ramp from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Sunday night, January 22, for pothole repairs.  All on-ramps and off-ramps in the area will remain open. Three right lanes may be closed on Nimitz Highway in the eastbound direction in the same area, from Nimitz Highway On-Ramp to the Airport Off-Ramp (Exist 16) below the H-1 viaduct, to provide a safety zone for the work overhead.  To avoid delays, motorists are advised to use the H-201 Moanalua Freeway as an alternate route. 
     
  • The state Department of Transportation advises Oahu motorists of center lane closures on the H-1 Freeway in the westbound direction from the Kilauea Avenue Off-Ramp (Exit 27) to the King Street Off-Ramp (Exit 25A) for pavement maintenance on the following dates and times:
  • Saturday, January 21, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 22, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

     
  • All on-ramps and off-ramps in the area will remain open.  Electronic message boards will be displayed throughout the week to notify motorists of the closures.  Motorists are advised to use caution when driving through this area and to allow for extra travel time. Roadwork is weather permitting. This construction is part of a pavement preservation project that will extend the life of the existing concrete.  Completed in June 1965, this H-1 segment, from 1st Ave. to Koko Head Ave., was the very first section of the freeway to be constructed.  Pavement joints between concrete slabs are now being reinforced with thick steel dowel rods, 18-inches long and 1 1/2-inches in diameter, to allow the joints to better withstand the constant weight and force of passing vehicles.  After all the steel rods are installed, the road surface will be diamond-grinded to create a smooth, textured surface, just before the anticipated project completion in June of 2012.  This $5.64 million project is completely federally-funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), which was designed to jumpstart our economy by addressing needed highway improvements and creating and maintaining jobs.

  • The state Department of Transportation advises Oahu motorists of single lane closures on Ala Moana Boulevard in both directions between Keawe Street and Kamakee Street on Sunday, January 22, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. for electrical utility installations. Motorists are advised to use caution while driving through the work area and to allow for extra travel time. Roadwork is weather permitting.

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