Full Westbound Nighttime Closures Scheduled For H1 Freeway Rehabilitation Project

Posted on Mar 7, 2014 in Highways News, News

HONOLULU — As the H1 Freeway Rehabilitation Project gets closer to completion, full freeway closures will be necessary.  The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) advises motorists of upcoming two weeks of nighttime full H1 freeway closures in the westbound direction from Vineyard Boulevard to Halona Street starting Sunday, March 16, at 8 p.m.  The closures will occur on Sunday nights through Friday mornings from March 16 through March 28, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., nightly.

The full closures will allow the contractor to continue the pavement reconstruction portion of the project which consists of removing deteriorated sections and rebuilding them with asphaltic concrete.

The eastbound side of the freeway will continue to have shifting lane closures with one lane open from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., nightly, also on Sunday nights through Friday mornings.  In addition, there will be ramp closures.  Ramp closure information will be updated daily on H1Rehab.com and through the media.

Additional full freeway closures will be scheduled in the last few months of the project for more paving and restriping.  When the project is completed this summer, the H1 Freeway will have an additional lane in both directions that continues from Punahou Street to Likelike Highway which will help to address traffic congestion through the corridor.  The project includes reconstruction of freeway pavement, widening of the Nuuanu Stream Bridge and Palama Separation, upgrades of lighting, glare screens, drainage improvements, resurfacing and restriping.

The HDOT has scheduled the full freeway closures during a time when many schools have Spring Break in order to lessen the impact on the driving public.  Drivers are advised to avoid the area if possible and to use alternate routes. 

For more information on the H1 Freeway Rehabilitation Project lane closures and maps of alternate routes go to H1Rehab.com, also like the Hawaii Department of Transportation on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.