HDOT News Release: Closure of the westbound H-1 Freeway in Kapolei begins Monday night, Nov. 27Posted on Nov 22, 2017 in Latest Department News
HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) advises Oahu motorists that the westbound H-1 Freeway will be closed between the Makakilo Drive overpass and the Kalaeloa Boulevard overpass on Monday night, Nov. 27, 2017 through Friday morning, Dec. 1, 2017 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
A full closure of the H-1 Freeway is necessary to mobilize a crane in the westbound lanes for the placement of metal forms as part of the Kapolei Interchange Complex, Phase 2 project. Motorists traveling on the H-1 Freeway will be directed to Makakilo Drive via the Makakilo/Kapolei/Kalaeloa Off-Ramp (Exit 2) and may continue on Farrington Highway/Kamokila Boulevard, Wakea Street, and the Farrington Highway onramp to return to the westbound H-1 Freeway. (See detour map below.)
Electronic message boards will be posted to warn motorists of the full closure. Special Duty Police Officers will be on-site to assist with traffic control. Emergency vehicles, first responders, and TheBus have been notified of the roadwork and will not be allowed through the work zone.
In addition to the full closure, other lane closures associated with this project include:
- Two right lanes closed on the H-1 Freeway in the westbound direction between the Kapolei/Ewa offramp (Exit 3) and the Makakilo Drive overpass on Monday night, Nov. 27, through Friday morning, Dec. 1, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., for guardrail installations.
- Right lane closure on the H-1 Freeway in the westbound direction between the Kapolei/Ewa offramp (Exit 3) and the Makakilo Drive overpass on Monday, Nov. 27, through Friday, Dec. 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., for overhead sign work.
HDOT advises motorists to prepare for the closures by checking traffic apps, mapping the best route, and adding extra travel time to their commutes. All roadwork is weather permitting.