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Construction-related closures postponed for "Beat the School Jam"

By Taylor Preza

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Starting Monday, motorists heading out on Oahu will not have to worry about being stuck in traffic due to construction-related closures.

Many major construction-related lane closures on Oahu during daylight hours from Monday through Friday will be postponed to alleviate traffic congestion during the week when about 51,900 university, college and private school students begin their fall semesters.

Drivers are encouraged to use alternate modes of transportation such as carpooling, bicycling, walking or even riding TheBus to avoid major traffic.

Those who carpool or vanpool, are able to utilize both High Occupancy Vehicle lanes on Oahu's state highways, the H-1 Freeway ZipperLane and Nimitz Highway Contraflow Lane. 

This lane closure recess is part of the annual "Beat the School Jam" campaign, which reminds motorists to expect additional traffic on roadways beginning Monday.

For up-to-date traffic information, motorists can visit www.GoAkamai.org, which also provides a color-congestion map and snapshots from traffic cameras around the island. Links on the site can also be found for both city and state information on construction lane closures.

For a complete list of construction and roadwork that does not involve lane closures, refer to http://hidot.hawaii.gov/highways/roadwork/.

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