Nightly full closure of the eastbound H-1 from Punahou to Kapi’olani begins Dec. 10

Posted on Nov 28, 2023 in Main, News

HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation (HDOT) informs Oʻahu motorists of a full closure of the eastbound H-1 Freeway from the Punahou Street off-ramp (Exit 23) to the Kapiʻolani Boulevard on-ramp, for the installation of expansion joints and vehicular counting loops. Roadwork has been delayed due to weather conditions and has been rescheduled to Sunday night, Dec. 10 Dec. 3, through Friday morning, Dec. 15, from 8:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. The contractor will increase the workforce in an effort to remain on schedule and complete the job within 5 days.

Motorists traveling in the eastbound direction may exit at the Punahou Street off-ramp (Exit 23), turn left onto South King Street, then turn right onto Kapi’olani Boulevard, where they may access the on-ramp to the eastbound H-1 Freeway.

Motorists should be aware that the full closure of the westbound H-1 Freeway, from the University Avenue Interchange to Alexander Street, will be concurrent with the eastbound closure. Please view the following link for westbound closure and detour information

HDOT advises motorists to allow for extra travel time and to plan their routes ahead of time to get to their destinations. Special duty police officers will be on-site assisting with safety procedures. First responders will not be allowed through the work zone. Roadwork is weather permitting.

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