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Portion of H-1 widening project set to finish

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - If you're heading west on the H-1 this weekend, depending on the time you use it, your experience could range from excruciating to pleasant.

"There will be two lane closures starting at 8 o'clock, then 9 o'clock as well it'll be a three lane closure.  That will last overnight,” said Department of Transportation Spokesman Tim Sakahara.
"It will bottleneck, and we understand it's a very busy weekend, people have plans," he continued.
However, by noon Sunday—weather permitting---the DOT will unveil a new look for the H1/H2 split.  Beginning just east of the split, approximately 500 feet of new roadway on the Pearl City viaduct will be opened for the first time.  

The DOT will open up 400 foot segments incrementally as they are finished.
"The full lane is not ready to go, but we figure even opening this up in segments will have benefits for the public and for the drivers," Sakahara said.
The far right lane for the Waipahu off-ramp will NOT be an exit-only lane--so drivers can use it to get onto the H2.  Thanks to a widening project, the H2 split will still have two dedicated lanes heading to Central Oahu.  

Those continuing Waianae bound at the H2 split will benefit by having an additional lane.  Previously there were only three lanes westbound in that stretch, now there will be four.  In the morning when the zipper lane is open, instead of only one westbound lane, there will be two.

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