State wants to kill plan for Zipper Lane

Officials are awaiting federal OK on an H-1 project without a contra-flow lane

Marcel Honoré
Honolulu Star-Advertiser

State transportation leaders still can’t say for sure that their proposed Ewa-bound Zipper Lane is officially dead, but they are moving ahead anyway with H-1 freeway improvements in Central Oahu that no longer include such a contra-flowed traffic lane.

The Department of Transportation announced plans in 2012 for a Zipper Lane to help ease traffic during the afternoon commute and subsequently spent about $5 million on the barriers and crossover sections they would need for the Zipper before suspending work on it last year.

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Honolulu Star-Advertiser
23 June 2014

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