DOT NEWS RELEASE: UP TO FOUR LANES CLOSED NIGHTLY FOR THE H-1 FREEWAY AIRPORT VIADUCT IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT BEGINNING JULY 20Posted on Jul 20, 2021 in Latest News, Newsroom
HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) notifies Oahu motorists that beginning on Tuesday night, July 20, 2021, a fourth lane will be closed on the H-1 Freeway in the eastbound direction between the Pearl Harbor Interchange and Keehi Interchange, for deck repair work. Lane closures will occur nightly, on Monday nights through Saturday mornings, as listed below. One lane will remain open for traffic at all times.
Monday – Thursday nights
2 lanes closed from 6:00pm – 4:30am
3 lanes closed from 7:00pm – 4:30am
4 lanes closed from 9:00pm – 4:00am
2 lanes closed from 6:00pm – 9:00am
3 lanes closed from 7:00pm – 9:00am
4 lanes closed from 9:00pm – 9:00am
The H-1 Freeway Airport Viaduct Improvements project will reinforce the eastbound lanes of the viaduct from the Pearl Harbor Interchange to the Keehi Interchange. Improvements include repairs to the concrete deck and expansion joints, surface treatment installations, and pavement markings. Crews will begin work at the Pearl Harbor Interchange in the left lanes, moving east until they reach Middle Street, then work on the remaining eastbound right lanes and select ramps from the Pearl Harbor Interchange to Keehi Interchange.
For the safety of motorists, lanes will be closed in sequence on Nimitz Highway, in case of falling debris.Electronic message boards have been posted to notify motorists of the closure and special duty police officers will be on site to assist with traffic control. HDOT advises the public to plan ahead and check traffic apps like GoAkamai.org, before getting on the road. Roadwork is anticipated to be completed by January 2023, weather permitting.