Postponing rail project work to make Halloween weekend traffic less scary

Posted on Oct 28, 2016 in Highways News, Main, News

HONOLULU — The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) advises that the lane closure schedule for Halloween weekend, Friday, Oct. 28 through Sunday, Oct. 30 is being adjusted in consideration of multiple events happening on Oahu. Previous lane closures had been scheduled for The Rail project on the H-1 Freeway and Kamehameha Highway.

These lane closures will start at 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday or when traffic has cleared. Traffic will be monitored on Monday, Oct. 31 and closure start times may be adjusted to help keep traffic moving.

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transit (HART) agreed to adjust these closures to mitigate expected traffic from the University of Hawaii football game versus the University of New Mexico, the Oahu Interscholastic Association championship football games, and other Halloween weekend activities.

HDOT’s Weekend Lane Closure list has been updated with the adjusted times and may be viewed at

Please visit The Rail’s project website for more details on its roadwork at

HDOT advises motorists to plan ahead and make use of tools such as GoAkamai, Google Maps, and Waze to plan commutes. If drinking will figure into your Halloween weekend, remember to designate a sober driver.