HDOT News Release: Closure of the H-3 Freeway between Kamehameha Highway and Likelike Highway for HECO utility work is scheduled for the week of Oct. 22Posted on Oct 17, 2018 in Latest Department News
Closures also scheduled for nearby routes include two lanes of the Pali Highway in Nuuanu beginning on Oct. 24
HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) advises Oahu motorists that the H-3 Freeway will be closed in both directions between Kamehameha Highway (Halekou Interchange) and Likelike Highway (Kaneohe Interchange) on the Windward side of the freeway, beginning on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, through Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., for Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO) utility work.
Please note that this work may be finished before the stated time. If the job is completed, the highway will be opened for motorists to use. A full daytime closure is required for crews to safely transfer and secure the conductors from the existing tower to the newly built towers at the Koolau Substation. Closures have been scheduled for the week of Oct. 22 to avoid potential traffic situations around the holiday season.
Motorists should also be aware that work will be happening on the Pali Highway in the Nuuanu area. There will be two lanes closed on the Pali Highway in the Honolulu-bound direction between Country Club Road and Nuuanu Avenue on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, through Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., for the installation of new street light poles.
Motorists are advised to allow for extra travel time and to use Likelike Highway or the Pali Highway as alternate routes. The Pali Highway will be open for use; however, motorists may experience a slight increase in traffic due to the scheduled lighting work. For a detailed map of alternate routes between the Honolulu area and the Kaneohe Marine Corps Base, please click here. Motorists are encouraged to check up to the minute traffic conditions on the GoAkamai.org website or app to view the best route to get to their destinations.
Electronic message boards will be displayed to inform motorists of the closures. Emergency vehicles and TheBus have been notified. Roadwork is weather permitting.