Highways News

Draft Statewide Federal-Aid Highways 2035 Transportation Plan Accepting Comments from Community

Posted on Apr 17, 2014 in Highways News, Main, News

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Highways Division is soliciting public comments on the draft Statewide Federal-Aid Highways 2035 Transportation Plan (Plan) through Friday, May 2, 2014. The Plan is a long-range multimodal land transportation plan that will guide land transportation policies and programs within the state. It also provides an opportunity for policy makers to comprehensively assess regional needs and potential solutions against statewide goals and objectives in order to set priorities and direct resources to areas that will best benefit the state. The...

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Final Phase of H-1 Freeway Rehab Requires Full Nighttime Closures

Posted on Apr 16, 2014 in Highways News, Main, News

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is pleased to announce that the end is sight for the completion of the $42 million H1 Freeway Rehabilitation Project, which is on schedule for a July 2014 finish.  In order to facilitate the timely completion, and as is allowed by contract, full nighttime lane closures will resume starting this Sunday night, April 20, at 8 p.m. Full closure dates and times are Sunday nights through Friday mornings from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m., nightly, for the duration of the project. Full closures will begin in the eastbound direction for several...

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Changes in State Identification Card and Driver’s License Application Process

Posted on Apr 16, 2014 in Highways News, Main, News

HONOLULU – Beginning May 1, 2014, the cost of a state identification card and the documents required to obtain a driver’s license will change. State ID’s will cost $32.00 in Kauai County and $40.00 in Honolulu, Maui and Hawaii counties. The state ID is good for 8 years, and a duplicate will cost $7 in Kauai County and $6 in Honolulu, Maui and Hawaii counties. Those obtaining a driver’s license will be required to present two forms of proof of principal residence in Hawaii. Principal residence is defined as the location where a person currently resides even if the residence location...

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State Department of Transportation Reminds Hawaii Drivers Not To Drive Distracted

Posted on Apr 3, 2014 in Highways News, Main, News

HONOLULU – End distracted driving before it ends you.  That’s the message the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) wants to share with Hawaii’s drivers.  As part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) “National Distracted Driving Awareness Month,” HDOT, along with the four county police departments and community partners, is stepping up enforcement and educational efforts throughout the month of April to remind everyone that distracted driving is dangerous and potentially fatal. Drivers who use handheld devices, such as cellular phones, music...

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H-1 Freeway Airport Viaduct Deck Repair Project Begins Saturday

Posted on Apr 2, 2014 in Highways News, Main, News

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT), Highways Division, continues its goal of resurfacing and improving the state’s major highway corridors.  A $15.6 million project to repair damaged sections of the H-1 Freeway Airport Viaduct begins this Saturday, April 5, 2014.  Approximately 94,000 square feet of concrete deck will be replaced by removing weakened portions using high pressure water blasting and then placing fast-setting concrete to complete the repair.  After all repairs are done, a concrete sealer and/or concrete overlay will be applied to preserve and...

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Nighttime H-1 Freeway Lane Closures from Pearl City to Waipahu on Thursday

Posted on Mar 21, 2014 in Highways News, Main, News

HONOLULU — The state Department of Transportation advises Oahu motorists of lane closures on the H-1 Freeway in the westbound direction between the Pearl City/Waimalu Off-Ramp (Exit 10) and the H-1/H-2 Split from 7:30 p.m. Thursday night, March 27, through 4:30 a.m., Friday morning, March 28, for Pearl City Viaduct deck repairs. Motorists are advised to drive with caution through the affected area. Roadwork is weather permitting.  

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SUNDAY H-1 FREEWAY LANE CLOSURES ON THE PEARL CITY VIADUCT FOR DECK REPAIRS

Posted on Mar 21, 2014 in Highways News, Main, News

HONOLULU — The state Department of Transportation advises Oahu motorists of lane closures on the H-1 Freeway in both directions between the Managers Drive Overpass and the Kaahumanu Street Overpass, for viaduct deck repairs. Work on Sundays will be scheduled over the next three weeks on March 23, March 30 and April 6. Daytime: Three right lanes closed in the westbound direction on Sunday, March 23, from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m.Nighttime: Two right lanes closed in the eastbound direction on the following Sundays; March 23, March 30, and April 6, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. The Pearl City Viaduct...

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Vineyard Boulevard Resurfacing Project Begins Week of March 24

Posted on Mar 12, 2014 in Highways News, Main, News

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT), Highways Division, continues its goal of resurfacing and improving the state’s major highway corridors.  An $8.8 million project to resurface 10.5 lane miles of Vineyard Blvd from Palama Street to the H-1 Freeway On-Ramp is scheduled to begin during the last week of March, 2014.  Major improvements are required to extend the service life of the existing roadway, enhance highway safety, and improve the riding surface.  Improvements will include reconstructing weakened pavement areas, replacing damaged curb, gutter, and sidewalk,...

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Ihiihilauakea Stream Bridge Repairs Completed On Kalanianaole Highway

Posted on Mar 11, 2014 in Highways News, News

HONOLULU — The state Department of Transportation (DOT) Highways Division has completed repairs to the Ihiihilauakea Stream Bridge, located on Kalanianaole Highway between the Koko Head Shooting Range Complex and the Halona Blowhole Lookout.  Work began on October 7, 2013, and included the repair of cracks and spalls on the concrete bridge structure at an approximate cost of $2.4 million.  Originally built in 1931, the concrete structure had slowly deteriorated after decades of exposure to the ocean and salt air environment. Concrete spalling and damaged sections were removed and repaired...

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Nighttime H-1 Freeway Westbound Lane Closures Waipahu to Waikele This Week

Posted on Mar 10, 2014 in Highways News, Main, News

HONOLULU — The state Department of Transportation reminds Oahu motorists of two right lane closures on the H-1 Freeway in the westbound direction between the H-1/H-2 Split and the Waikele/Waipahu Off-Ramp (Exit 7) on Monday night, March 10, through Friday Morning, March 14, from 7:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m., nightly, for asphalt paving .  Work is expected to end on March 21 but may be extended if rainy weather forces cancellations. Motorists are advised to use caution while driving through the work area and to allow for extra travel time.  Roadwork is weather...

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