Closures for additional concrete panel work on the H-1 Freeway to take place in Pearl City and Aiea beginning October 24

Posted on Oct 18, 2018 in Main, News

UPDATE: Lane closures for panel installation have been adjusted. Please see modified lane closure schedule highlighted below.

Additional precast concrete panels will rehabilitate sections of the westbound and eastbound lanes of the Pearl City Viaduct and the eastbound H-1 Freeway before the Aiea Heights Drive overpass.  

 HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) notifies the public that work to install an additional 128 precast concrete panels on the eastbound and westbound H-1 Freeway in Pearl City near the Sears Distribution Center and on the eastbound H-1 Freeway before the Aiea Heights Drive overpass will begin Oct. 24, 2018.

Lane closures associated with this work for the week of Oct. 22 to 28 will be:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 24

H-1 eastbound from the Pearl City Viaduct to the Aiea Pedestrian Overpass

  • Two lanes closed from 6:30 p.m. to 4 a.m.
  • Additional lane closed (for a total of three) from 7:30 p.m. to 4 a.m.
  • Shoulder will not be available for vehicular traffic during the closure.

H-1 westbound from the Halawa Interchange to the Pearl City Viaduct

  • Two lanes closed from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m.
  • Additional lane closed (for a total of three) from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.
  • Shoulder will not be available for vehicular traffic during the closure.
  • Thursday, Oct. 25 – Closure will be repurposed for pavement striping.

H-1 eastbound from the Pearl City Viaduct to the Aiea Pedestrian Overpass

  • Two left lanes closed from 6:30 p.m. to 4 a.m.
  • Additional left lane closed (for a total of three) from 7:30 p.m. to 4 a.m.
  • Shoulder will be open.

H-1 westbound from the Halawa Interchange to the Pearl City Viaduct

  • Two left lanes closed from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m.
  • Additional left lane closed (for a total of three) from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.
  • Shoulder will be open.
  • Friday, Oct. 26 – Closure will be repurposed for pavement striping.

H-1 eastbound from the Pearl City Viaduct to the Aiea Pedestrian Overpass

  • Two right lanes closed from 6:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.
  • Additional right lane closed (for a total of three) from 7:30 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Shoulder will not be available for vehicular traffic during the closure.

H-1 westbound from the Halawa Interchange to the Pearl City Viaduct

  • Two right lanes closed from 8 p.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • Additional right lane closed (for a total of three) from 9 p.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Shoulder will not be available for vehicular traffic during the closure.
  • Saturday, Oct. 27 – Closure will be repurposed for pavement striping if work is not completed on Oct. 26.

H-1 eastbound from the Pearl City Viaduct to the Aiea Pedestrian Overpass

  • Two left lanes closed from 7 p.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Additional left lane closed (for a total of three) from 8 p.m. to 7:30 a.m.
  • Shoulder will be open.

H-1 westbound from the Halawa Interchange to the Pearl City Viaduct

  • Two left lanes closed from 6 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28
  • Additional left lane closed (for a total of three) from 9 p.m. to 10:15 a.m.
  • Shoulder will not be available for vehicular traffic during the closure.

The purpose of the eastbound and westbound closures is to facilitate survey layout, sawcutting of existing pavement, and panel setting. Work is weather permitting.

These panels were not part of Phase 1 of the H-1 Shoulder and Portland Cement Concrete Pavement Rehabilitation (PCCP) project that rehabilitated rough asphalt segments of the freeway through the installation of 1,279 precast concrete panels. Phase 1 work including the profilograph testing and grinding to ensure a smooth riding surface was completed in mid-August 2018.

HDOT initially chose to focus on the worst sections of the H-1 Freeway for Phase 1 but added the sections of freeway in Pearl City and Aiea to maximize the crews mobilized in the area and to extend the life cycle of these sections of the freeway. The sections to be rehabilitated can be viewed on the graphic here. Anticipated completion for the installation of the additional 128 panels is late November 2018.

Shoulder widening work (Phase 2 of the H-1 Shoulder Work and PCCP Rehabilitation project) will continue to progress during the installation of the additional panels. Lane closures for the week of Oct. 22 to 28 for the shoulder widening work are:

  • Daily, Monday, Oct. 22 through Friday, Oct. 26

H-1 eastbound from the vicinity of the Waimalu Viaduct to the Aiea Pedestrian Overpass

  • Shoulder closed from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 27 – NEW

H-1 eastbound from the vicinity of the Waimalu Viaduct to the Aiea Pedestrian Overpass

  • Shoulder closed from 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

For more information on the H-1 Shoulder Work and PCCP Rehabilitation Project, please visit http://h1waimalu.com/

Motorists are advised to expect delays in the work zones during the nighttime closures. For updates on scheduled roadwork, please visit the HDOT website at http://hidot.hawaii.gov/highways/roadwork or follow our social media accounts at https://www.facebook.com/HawaiiDepartmentOfTransportation/ and https://twitter.com/DOTHawaii

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