Department of Transportation
For Immediate Release: September 18, 2014
H-1 FREEWAY AIRPORT VIADUCT WORK CONTINUES WESTBOUND THIS WEEKEND
HONOLULU – The state Department of Transportation (DOT) advises Oahu motorists of upcoming westbound lane closures on the H-1 Freeway Airport Viaduct as the ongoing Airport Viaduct Project continues with deck repairs.
Two right lanes will be closed on the H-1 Freeway in the westbound direction from the airport Off-Ramp (Exit 16) to the Hickam Off-Ramp (Exit 15B) from 9 p.m., on Friday night, September 19, through midnight Monday morning, September 22. All ramps to and from the airport will remain open.
Right lanes will also be closed on Nimitz Highway in the westbound direction from Friday night, September 19, through midnight Monday morning, September 22, between Aolele Street and Elliott Street as a precaution due to the deck repair work above. Motorists are reminded that although there is no work being done on Nimitz Highway, these closures ensure the safety of motorists as hydro-demolition work is taking place above.
Speed limits will be reduced to 15 mph through the work zone area in order to reduce traffic induced vibrations that may lead to cracking in the newly repaired deck. In addition, this reduced speed ensures the safety of both motorists and construction crews working on the viaduct.
The DOT urges drivers to allow for extra travel time to the airport, and to drive slowly and safely through the work zone area. Lane closure information will be distributed to the media, will be available on the HDOT website at hidot.hawaii.gov, and will be released through our social media channels on Facebook and Twitter, #hitraffic.