[Update @ 9 AM] H-1 ZipperLane To Open At 10:30 AM For Westbound Traffic, ZipMobile Repairs in Afternoon

Posted on Apr 1, 2015 in Highways News, Main, News

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) advises Oahu motorists that repairs will begin this afternoon for the ZipMobile. The H-1 Freeway ZipperLane remains deployed until a repair estimate can be determined at approximately 1:30 p.m. today.

To alleviate westbound traffic, the ZipperLane will be opened for use in the westbound direction beginning at 10:30 a.m. this morning, Wednesday, April 1.

Replacement parts are being flown to Oahu and are expected to arrive before noon. Technicians will be working immediately to repair the ZipMobile. If repairs are successful the ZipMobile will begin closing the ZipperLane at approximately 2 to 3 p.m. If repairs are not successful, the ZipperLane will remain open for westbound traffic through afternoon rush-hour into the night.

If the repairs are successful and the ZipperLane does begin closing at approximately 2 to 3 p.m., motorists are advised to still expect traffic delays. The ZipMobile will take approximately 90 minutes to close the lane from the Waikele area to the Halawa area and westbound afternoon traffic will still be impacted.

More updates will be provided as soon as new information becomes available. HDOT sincerely thanks Oahu’s motorists for their patience and kokua.