Runway repairs to route flights over downtown Honolulu tonight

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Honolulu residents can expect an increase in aircraft traffic Monday night due to airfield maintenance work at the Honolulu International Airport.

The state Department of Transportation says runway 8R-26L will be closed for airfield maintenance work from 6 p.m. Monday night through 2 a.m. Tuesday.

State transportation officials say the work will force more aircraft traffic over parts of urban Honolulu, from Kalihi to downtown Honolulu.

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