State crews removing plants near airport viaduct

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - State crews will continue working on Thursday to remove decorative plants near the Honolulu International Airport that were installed just one year ago as part of a beautification project.

Officials say the bromeliads that are planted in planters along the H-1 are being removed to help stop the spread of dengue fever, a mosquito-born disease.

One eastbound lane of the airport viaduct will be closed between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. for the work.

The installation of the plants cost nearly $300,000 dollars, with the money coming from the state highway fund.

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