H-1 Freeway Sunday Lane Closure Update, Pearl City To Waipahu

Posted on Jan 11, 2015 in Highways News, News

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) advises Oahu motorists that lane closures currently in-progress on the H-1 Freeway in the westbound direction between the Pearl City/Waimalu Off-Ramp (Exit 10) and the Waipahu Off-Ramp (Exit 8B) have been reduced to one right lane as of approximately 5 p.m. today.  The single right lane will remain closed through 4:30 a.m. Monday morning, Jan. 12.

The lane closures are necessary for repairs to the concrete deck of the Pearl City Viaduct.  Crews began pouring concrete at 11 p.m. on Saturday night with a three-lane closure and reduced it to two lanes following the pour activities at 3 a.m. this morning.  The curing process is continuing, but the concrete has strengthened adequately to allow for the opening of an additional lane.

“We truly appreciate the public’s patience with the traffic generated by these weekend lane closures,” said Ed Sniffen, Highways Division Deputy Director.  “Although motorists may not see workers present on the viaduct deck at all times, crews are working below the deck while the concrete hardens and this curing process is critical to constructing the most durable and long-lasting surface possible.”

Motorists are still advised to drive slowly through the area to minimize negative vibration effects on the concrete during the curing process.  Westbound motorists are advised to adjust their schedules, expect delays and to use alternate routes such as Kamehameha Highway and Moanalua Road.For more information, call the project hotline at 945-1144. Follow HDOT on social media and visit the Pearl City Viaduct Deck Widening and Repair project website for traffic and road work updates.