HDOT NEWS RELEASE: H-1 freeway eastbound closed nightly for the Kapolei interchange phase 2 projectPosted on Feb 22, 2017 in Latest Department News
HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) advises Oahu motorists that the eastbound H-1 Freeway will be closed in Kapolei between the Palailai Interchange and Farrington Highway Overpass on Sunday night, Feb. 26, 2017, through Friday morning, March 3, 2017, from 9 p.m. to 4:30 a.m., nightly, for the Kapolei Interchange Complex Phase 2 project.
The Kalaeloa Boulevard On-Ramp to the eastbound H-1 Freeway will also be closed. Motorists traveling on the H-1 Freeway will be directed to Kalaeloa Boulevard from the Campbell Industrial Park/Barbers Point Harbor Off-Ramp (Exit 1A) then may continue eastbound on Kapolei Parkway, Kamokila Boulevard or the Wakea Street On-Ramp. (See detour map below).
A full closure of the H-1 Freeway is needed to install a temporary working platform to ensure public safety while work is being done along the edge of the Farrington Highway Overpass bridge for the retrofit. HDOT advises motorists to prepare for the closure by checking traffic apps, mapping the best route, and adding extra travel time to their commutes.
Electronic message boards will be posted to warn motorist of the closure. Special Duty Police Officers will be on-site to assist with traffic control. Emergency vehicles, first responders and The Bus have been notified of the roadwork and will not be allowed through the work zone due to lifts that will be placed on the freeway for the retrofit installation. Roadwork is weather permitting.