Eastbound H-1 Freeway closure in Kapolei beginning Sunday night, June 18, and Farrington Highway weekday contraflow continues

Posted on Jun 15, 2017 in Highways News, Main, News

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) advises Oahu motorists of a nighttime closure of the eastbound H-1 Freeway between the Kalaeloa Boulevard Overpass and the Wakea Street onramp for the Kapolei Interchange Complex, Phase 2 project.

Lane closures are scheduled for Sunday night, June 18, and Monday night, June 19, from 8:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. The left lane will close beginning at 8:30 p.m., leaving one eastbound lane open. All lanes will close at 9 p.m. until 4:30 a.m. A full closure of the H-1 Freeway is necessary to install portable concrete barriers in the median.

The Kalaeloa Boulevard onramp to the eastbound H-1 Freeway will be closed. Eastbound motorists will be directed to Kalaeloa Boulevard from the Campbell Industrial Park/Barbers Point Harbor offramp (Exit 1A) then may continue eastbound on Kapolei Parkway, Kamokila Boulevard, and Wakea Street to return to the H-1 Freeway. (See detour map below.)

In addition to the nighttime work, there will be safety improvements to the bridge which will require a lane closure on the Farrington Highway Overpass between Wakea Street and Kalaeloa Boulevard. Vehicles will be contraflowed through the work zone on Monday, June 19, through Friday, June 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Electronic message boards will be posted to warn motorists of the closure. Special Duty Police Officers will be on-site to assist with traffic control. Emergency vehicles, first responders, and TheBus have been notified of the roadwork and will be allowed through the full closure.

There will also be a westbound left lane closure on the H-1 Freeway between the Makakilo Drive Overpass and the Kalaeloa Boulevard Overpass on Monday, June 19, through Friday, June 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for drilled shaft installations in the median.

HDOT advises motorists to prepare for the closures by checking traffic apps, mapping the best route, and adding extra travel time to their commutes. Roadwork is weather permitting.