HDOT NEWS RELEASE: H-1 freeway westbound shoulder lane hours extended from 3pm to 7pm on weekdays

Posted on May 13, 2016 in Latest News

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) notifies motorists that the H-1 Freeway westbound shoulder lane hours are being extended from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. The new schedule will begin on Monday, May 16, 2016.

Motorists wishing to use the westbound shoulder lane may enter at the Aiea Heights Drive Overpass and exit at the Waimalu/Pearl City Off-Ramp (Exit 10). Motorists continuing on the H-1 Freeway past the Pearl City Interchange must merge one lane to the left as the shoulder lane will exit to the Off-Ramp. The merge must be completed prior to the solid white line. HDOT advises drivers to give themselves enough time to safely advance to their preferred lane. Please be alert and avoid dangerous maneuvers. Single occupancy vehicles are allowed access. Trucks and buses are prohibited.

Crews will be adjusting the westbound shoulder lane signs to reflect the extended hours. HDOT reminds motorists that all shoulder lanes are only in effect during the times displayed on the signs. Motorists using shoulder lanes outside of those designated time frames may be cited by authorities.

The previous shoulder lane hours for this area were from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. HDOT thanks the public for its cooperation as we continue to improve traffic operations on Hawaii’s roadways. For up to the minute traffic and roadway conditions on the freeway system, as well as traffic cameras from around the island, please visit GoAkamai.org or download the free GoAkamai app.

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Tim Sakahara
State of Hawaii Department of Transportation
Public Information Officer
869 Punchbowl Street, Room 504
Honolulu HI 96813-5097
Telephone: (808) 587-2160
Fax: (808) 587-2313
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