Updated on Feb. 11: Nightly H-1 Freeway closures at the Kapolei Interchange extended through Friday Morning, Feb. 14

Posted on Feb 7, 2020 in Main, News

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) notifies Oahu motorists that nightly full closures of the H-1 Freeway for the Kapolei Interchange Project will run Sunday night, Feb. 9, through Friday morning, Feb. 14 Thursday morning, Feb. 13, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., for sign installations. Previously, HDOT announced that the nightly closures for the week of Feb. 9 would end at 5 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 12.

Westbound Closures:

  • Nightly full closures of the H-1 westbound between the Makakilo/Kapolei/Kalaeloa offramp (Exit 2) and the Kalaeloa Boulevard overpass beginning Sunday, Feb. 9 through Friday morning, Feb. 14 Thursday morning, Feb. 13, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Between 10:30 p.m. and 4 a.m. nightly, the westbound closure area will be extended to the Kapolei/Ewa offramp (Exit 3) through the Makakilo Drive overpass. When work in the extended section is finished at 4 a.m., the closure between Exit 2 and the Kalaeloa Boulevard overpass will still be in place until 5 a.m.

Westbound motorists will be detoured to one of two routes:

  • From 10 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and from 4 a.m. to 5 a.m. the detour is Makakilo Drive via the Makakilo/Kapolei/Kalaeloa offramp (Exit 2). Motorists will be directed to continue on Farrington Highway/Kamokila Boulevard, Wakea Street, and the Farrington Highway onramp to return to the westbound H-1 Freeway. To view a detour map, please see below.
  • Between 10:30 p.m. and 4 a.m. motorists will be detoured to Kualakai Parkway via the Kapolei/Ewa offramp (Exit 3) and may continue on Farrington Highway, Wakea Street, and the Farrington Highway onramp to return to the westbound H-1 Freeway. For a map of the detour route, please see below.

Eastbound Closures:

  • (Closure will only occur when work in the westbound direction is finished) H-1 Freeway will be closed in the eastbound direction between the Campbell Industrial Park/Barbers Point Harbor offramp (Exit 1A) and the Wakea Street onramp on Thursday night, Feb. 13, through Friday morning, Feb. 14, from 9 p.m. to 4:30 a.m., for sign installations.
    • Eastbound motorists will be directed to Kalaeloa Boulevard via the Campbell Industrial Park/Barbers Point Harbor offramp (Exit 1A) and may continue on Kapolei Parkway, Kamokila Boulevard, and Wakea Street to return to the eastbound H-1 Freeway. For a map of the detour routes, please see below.

Other closures for the Kapolei Interchange scheduled for the week starting on Feb. 9 include:

  • Farrington Highway will be closed in both directions between Wakea Street and Kalaeloa Boulevard on Thursday, Feb. 13, through Saturday, Feb. 15, from 1 p.m. to 11:59 p.m., daily, to install reinforcements on the Farrington Highway Bridge.
    • Westbound motorists traveling from Kapolei will be directed to the new Wakea Street overpass and get back onto Farrington Highway near Wet N Wild.
    • Eastbound motorists traveling from Kalaeloa Boulevard may continue to Kapolei Parkway, to Kamokila Boulevard, and to Wakea Street to get back onto the eastbound H-1 Freeway. For a map of the detour routes, please see below.

The H-1 westbound offramp to Wakea Street will be open to motorists after the completion of this week’s roadwork and a dedication ceremony.

Roadwork for the Kapolei Interchange project will continue after the opening of the Wakea Street Offramp through the month of March with full closures scheduled as needed. HDOT will continue to notify the public of the roadwork schedule by HDOT’s website at hidot.hawaii.gov and through our social media outlets, Facebook and Twitter.

Electronic message boards will be in place to notify motorists of the closures and detours. Special Duty Police Officers will be on-site to assist with traffic control and safety procedures. Emergency vehicles, first responders, and TheBus have been notified of the full closure and will not be allowed through the work zone.

Motorists are advised to allow for extra travel time to get to their destinations. For more information on the Kapolei Interchange project, please view the project website at https://kapolei-interchange.squarespace.com. All roadwork is weather permitting.

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