Department of Transportation
For Immediate Release: July 10, 2014
H1 FREEWAY REHAB PROJECT LANE CLOSURES PLANNED THIS WEEKEND
HONOLULU – As the H1 Freeway Rehabilitation Project nears completion, lane closures are scheduled to allow for the installation of the new fourth lane in the westbound direction and for continuing work in the eastbound direction. Upcoming work will include light pole removals and installations, electrical conduit relocations and wall demolition and reconstruction.
Weekend Lane Closures
- Various eastbound ramp closures on Friday night, July 11, through Sunday morning, July 13, from midnight to 8 a.m., nightly, to include the Kalihi Street Off-Ramp (Exit 20A), Kalihi Street On-Ramp, Liliha Street On-Ramp and Pali Highway Off-Ramp (Exit 21A).
- One right lane will be closed in the westbound direction from the Houghtailing Street Off-Ramp (Exit 20B) to the Gulick Avenue Overpass beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday morning, July 12, continuously until 5 a.m. Monday morning, July 14, for barrier wall demolition and reconstruction. The Likelike Highway Off-Ramp (Exit 20A) will remain open. Two of the three westbound lanes will remain open.
- Daytime ramp closures will occur at the Kalihi Street (Likelike Highway) on-and-off-ramps, along with lane closures on the Kalihi Street Overpass on Saturday, July 12, and Sunday, July 13, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. During these hours, the H-1 eastbound Liliha Street On-Ramp and the Pali Highway Off-Ramp (Exit 21A) will also be closed.
Weekly Lane Closures
- Full westbound closures and partial eastbound closures will resume from the vicinity of Middle Street to the vicinity of Ward Avenue on Sunday night, July 13, through Friday morning, July 18, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., nightly.
- Beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, July 14, the H1 Freeway westbound on-ramp from Kalihi Street (Likelike Highway) will be closed daily except during morning rush-hours. It will be open only from 5 to 9 a.m. on weekdays. At all other hours it will be closed. This schedule will continue through Friday, July 25. If work is completed sooner, the lane closures will be reduced.
Motorists wishing to access the H-1 or H-201 Freeways westbound are advised to use North School Street to the next available on-ramps on Middle Street.
The H1 Freeway Rehab Project from the vicinity of Middle Street to the Vicinity of Ward Aveune is reconstructing one of the oldest sections of the H1 Freeway through the Honolulu corridor that averages up to 200,000 vehicles a day. It will provide a durable, smooth riding surface, upgrade lighting and drainage, install median glare screens, and increase traffic capacity by adding a fourth lane in each direction through widening and restriping. The Hawaii Department of Transportation is cautiously optimistic for substantial project completion by July 31.
For more information visit the project website at H1Rehab.com.