New H-1 Kinau Street off-ramp opening soon, should improve traffic

A map of the new Kinau Street off-ramp
A map of the new Kinau Street off-ramp

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A new right-turn lane on the Kinau Street off-ramp to Lusitana Street will soon be open to Oahu drivers.

Officials from the Queen's Medical Center, Department of Transportation and City Department of Transportation Services say it will officially open on Friday, May 18.

The new off-ramp should east traffic flow in the Ward Avenue area and provide an alternate route to the Queen's Medical Center.

Construction for the $9.4 million project started in April 2010.

Officials say the roadway improvement will provide motorists an alternative route to access the eastbound direction of the H-1 freeway by adding a new right-turn at the Ewa end of Lusitana Street onto Vineyard Boulevard.

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