Additional concrete panels added to H-1 Shoulder Work and PCCP Pavement Rehabilitation project in Waimalu

Posted on May 17, 2019 in Main, News

Precast panel installations will require nightly ramp closures at the Waiau interchange in Pearl City on May 21 and 22.

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) will be installing 143 additional precast concrete panels as Phase 3 of the H-1 Shoulder Work and Portland Cement Concrete Pavement Rehabilitation project. The installation of the precast panels will rehabilitate both directions of the H-1 Freeway at the Waimalu Interchange as well as the H-1 eastbound between the Aiea Pedestrian overpass and the Aiea Heights Drive overpass.

Phase 1 of the project resulted in 1,279 panels installed on the H-1 between May and August 2018. During the installation of the panels in the original scope it was discovered that the areas identified were also in need of repair. HDOT originally planned to address this in late October 2018 but this was postponed as HDOT and the contractor negotiated the cost for the additional panels. Estimated cost for the installation of the 143 panels is $4.83 million. The installation is estimated to be complete in late Summer.

This work will require a nighttime closure of the Moanalua Road onramp to the westbound H-1 Freeway on Tuesday, May 21 and Wednesday, May 22. Additional closure information for this project is as follows:

  • The Moanalua Road onramp to the westbound H-1 Freeway will be closed from 7:30 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 and Wednesday, May 22, 2019.
    • Westbound motorists wanting access the H-1 Freeway are advised to stay on Moanalua Road, then transition onto Kuala Street, make a right turn at Kamehameha Highway and take the westbound H-1 Freeway/Waianae onramp.

Monday, 5/20

Tuesday, 5/21 Wednesday, 5/22 Thursday, 5/23 Friday, 5/24
9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Shoulder closure H-1 eastbound from Waimalu viaduct to Aiea Pedestrian overpass 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Shoulder closure H-1 eastbound from Waimalu viaduct to Aiea Pedestrian overpass 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Shoulder closure H-1 eastbound from Waimalu viaduct to Aiea Pedestrian overpass 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Shoulder closure H-1 eastbound from Waimalu viaduct to Aiea Pedestrian overpass 9 a.m. – 11:59 p.m. Shoulder closure H-1 eastbound from Waimalu viaduct to Aiea Pedestrian overpass
No eastbound closures scheduled in travel lanes. 6:30 p.m. – 4 a.m.

2 center lanes closed on H-1 EB from Pearl City viaduct to Aiea offramp.

7:30 p.m. – 4 a.m.

3rd center lane added to H-1 EB closure. The shoulder will be open for use at the time of the 3rd lane closure.

6:30 p.m. – 4 a.m.

2 right lanes closed on H-1 EB from Pearl City viaduct to Aiea offramp.

7:30 p.m. – 4 a.m.

3rd right lane added to H-1 EB closure.

The shoulder will be closed.

No eastbound closures scheduled in travel lanes due to Aiea and Waipahu graduations. 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Single right lane closed on H-1 EB from Pearl City viaduct to Aiea offramp.

6:30 p.m. – 6:30 a.m.

2 right lanes closed on H-1 EB from Pearl City viaduct to Aiea offramp.

7:30 p.m. – 6 a.m.

3rd right lane added to closure. Shoulder lane closed.

No westbound closures scheduled in travel lanes. 8 p.m. – 3 a.m.

2 right lanes closed on H-1 WB from Kaamilo overpass to Pearl City viaduct.

9 p.m. – 3 a.m.

3rd and 4th right lanes added to the closure for a total of 4 lanes closed. The shoulder will also be closed.

8 p.m. – 3 a.m.

2 right lanes closed on H-1 WB from Kaamilo overpass to Pearl City viaduct.

9 p.m. – 3 a.m.

3rd and 4th right lanes added to the closure for a total of 4 lanes closed. The shoulder will also be closed.

No westbound closures scheduled in travel lanes due to Aiea and Waipahu graduations. No westbound closures scheduled in travel lanes due to Waianae graduation.
No onramp/offramp closures scheduled. 7:30 p.m. – 3 a.m.

Moanalua Road onramp to the H-1 WB closed.

7:30 p.m. – 3 a.m.

Moanalua Road onramp to the H-1 WB closed.

No onramp/offramp closures scheduled. No onramp/offramp closures scheduled.

 

The closures of the onramp and offramp are required for work zone safety due to the close proximity of the roadways. HDOT will notify the public of these closures as they are confirmed. More information on the project can be found at http://h1waimalu.com

Additional closures will be scheduled at the Waiau Interchange during the month of June. HDOT is aware of upcoming graduation events and will plan to avoid significant closures on those nights.

Electronic message boards will be posted to warn motorists of the closures and detours. Special duty police officers will be onsite to assist with traffic control. Emergency vehicles, first responders and TheBus have been notified of the roadwork and will be allowed through.

HDOT advises motorists to plan ahead and allow for extra travel time before getting on the road. Roadwork is weather permitting.

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