Bicyclists To Conduct Safety Inspection Ride On H-1, H-3 Freeways On Sunday Morning

Posted on May 22, 2015 in Highways News, News

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) advises Oahu motorists that four bicyclists with police escort vehicles will be conducting a safety inspection ride on the H-1 and H-3 Freeways on Sunday morning, May 24, beginning at 6 a.m.  This inspection ride is in preparation for a proposed Hawaii Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation triathlon which may be held later this year and may use these sections of the H-1 and H-3 Freeways as part of the route.  The inspection ride is expected to take approximately two hours to complete.

The riders will enter the H-1 Freeway at the Valkenburgh Street On-Ramp and head westbound.  They will then take the Kaneohe/Honolulu Off-Ramp to the H-3 Freeway East (Exit 13B) and continue on the H-3, through the Harano Tunnels, and exit at the Kaneohe Bay Drive Off-Ramp (Exit 15).  They will continue left onto Kaneohe Bay Drive and left again onto Mokapu Road to the US Marine Corps Base Hawaii.  The bicyclists and escorts will use the right lanes at all possible times.

The inspection ride will check freeway lanes for pavement conditions or other factors which may affect race participants.  The information gathered will be used to develop a detailed safety and traffic control plan, along with race timing schedules, as required for a road usage permit.

Police escort vehicles will be in front and behind the bicyclists and motorists are advised to drive with caution and to move over when possible to allow additional room for the convoy.