H-1 Freeway Airport Viaduct Work Continues Eastbound This Weekend

Posted on Jan 29, 2015 in Highways News, News

HONOLULU – The state Department of Transportation (DOT) advises Oahu motorists of upcoming eastbound lane closures on the H-1 Freeway Airport Viaduct as ongoing concrete deck repairs continue.

Three lanes will be closed in the eastbound direction from the Radford Drive Overpass to the Airport Off-Ramp (Exit 16) from 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, through 12:01 a.m. on Monday morning, Feb. 1, for viaduct deck repairs. The on-ramp originating from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam will also be closed during this time.

The H-1 shoulder lane will be open for use during lane closure hours.  Motorists are advised to follow construction signage and to use the shoulder lane as an extra travel lane through the work zone.

As part of this weekend’s roadwork, construction crews will be applying a polyester sealant to the eastbound lanes between the Hickam AFB On-Ramp and Airport Off-Ramp (Exit 16) over approximately 2,500 feet. This polyester material is designed to keep moisture out and preserve the integrity of the concrete over time. A 3/4-inch thick layer will be applied to the roadway which will give the concrete surface a brown tinge. This is the first time this method will be used on our freeways and DOT will be evaluating the overlay over time for possible use in future projects.

As a reminder, tentative weeknight lane closures are scheduled eastbound in this same area next Monday through Friday morning, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., nightly.

The DOT urges motorists to drive with caution and follow the posted signage on the freeway.  Motorists are advised to take alternate routes if possible.  Lane closure information will be available on the HDOT website at hidot.hawaii.gov, and will be released through our social media channels on Facebook and Twitter.