Work to repave new bumpy H-1 Freeway lane to kick off this week

Work to repave new bumpy H-1 Freeway lane to kick off this week

PEARL CITY, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Overnight work to repave the new westbound lane extension on the H-1 Freeway, between Pearl City and Waipahu, will kick off this week, state transportation officials say.

Starting Monday, up to three right lanes will be closed between the Pearl City/Waimalu off-ramp (Exit 10) and the Waipahu off-ramp (Exit 8B).

State Department of Transportation spokesman Tim Sakahara said the work will take place Monday through Friday morning from 8 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. for pavement striping and overlay work. 

Two right lanes will close at 8 p.m. followed by a third lane being closed at 9 p.m., Sakahara said.

Drivers complained that the road was uneven and full of pothole damage when it was recently opened to traffic.

Sakahara said the road, which included sections of an old shoulder lane was always slated for repaving work this time of year, weather permitting. He said officials opened the sixth lane before full completion so drivers could enjoy the benefits of an extra lane during their busy commute until repaving and re-striping work commenced after the initial barricades were removed. 

Work on the lane is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

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