DOT NEWS RELEASE: FREEWAY SERVICE PATROL NOW COVERS THE H-1 FREEWAY FROM MAKAKILO DRIVE TO AINAKOA AVENUEPosted on Feb 3, 2020 in Latest Department News
HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) notifies the traveling public that the service area for the Freeway Service Patrol (FSP) officially expands on the H-1 freeway westward to Makakilo Drive starting Monday, Feb. 3.
The Freeway Service Patrol (FSP) program is operated by HDOT in collaboration with the City and County of Honolulu’s Police, Fire, Emergency Medical Services and Transportation Services departments. FSP operates to help keep freeways clear, prevent traffic backups, and reduce the risk of secondary crashes between 5 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. Motorists can contact FSP by calling (808) 841-HELP (4357).
FSP provides free emergency roadside assistance to motorists on the H-1, H-2 and H-201 Moanalua freeways including, but not limited to, changing flat tires, providing gasoline, and jumpstarting dead batteries. If a vehicle is unable to restart, FSP will support motorists in moving the vehicle off the freeway so that a private tow service, insurance company, or other form of assistance may be contacted.
This extended service area will provide an additional four miles of coverage, totaling a 26 mile stretch along the H-1 freeway from Ainakoa Avenue in Waialae to Makakilo Drive in Kapolei. Previously, the service area’s western limit was in the vicinity of Kunia Road.
As of Feb. 3, the FSP service area as represented in the map is:
- H-1 Freeway from Makakilo Drive to Ainakoa Avenue
- H-201 Moanalua Freeway (the entire 4.8 mile length of the freeway)
- H-2 Freeway from the H-1/H-2 Merge to Ka Uka Boulevard
The service area was officially extended following a soft launch of the expanded service that took place from Jan. 2. The soft launch allowed for evaluation of the patrol route and fleet management. The Makakilo Drive interchange was selected as the westward limit of the service area based on availability of drop zones, turn arounds for patrols, and projected response times along the route.
For more information on services provided, please visit the Freeway Service Patrol website at https://fsphawaii.com/ ###