Early morning closures of the ground level onramp to the H-1 Freeway needed for sign replacement project at the Daniel K. Inouye International AirportPosted on Feb 16, 2018 in Airports News, Main, News
UPDATE: The lane closures referenced below have been rescheduled for Monday, March 12, 2018 and Thursday, March 29, 2018 from 12 a.m. to 4 a.m.
HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Airports Division advises motorists of scheduled closures of the Airport onramp to the H-1 Freeway and the through lane to Aolele Street/Paiea Street from 12 a.m. to 4 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 and Tuesday, March 13, 2018.
The closures are for the sign replacement project at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL). This project will replace approximately 3,100 indoor and outdoor signs including airport signage along the roadways, within HNL terminals, and parking structure signs. The work to replace the signs involves the removal, retrofit or replacement of overhead roadway sign structures; installation of ground mounted roadway signs and supports; and, installation of signs and supports in the parking structures and terminals. Electrical work, traffic control, ceiling patching, and other associated improvements are also included. The overall project is anticipated to be finished in Summer 2019.
Thursday morning’s full lane closures are needed to remove an existing overhead sign structure located on Aolele Street and will take place between 12 a.m. to 4 a.m. to reduce impact to the travelling public. During the closure, the Airport onramp to the H-1 Freeway and the through lane to Aolele Street/Paiea Street will be closed and motorists will be directed to Nimitz Highway as an alternate route. Travelers exiting the parking pay booths on the ground level will be detoured to Nimitz Highway via Rodgers Boulevard or Aolele Street. Please see below to view a map of the detour and photo of the sign.
The same full lane closure is scheduled on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 from 12 a.m. to 4 a.m., to install the new sign structure. All work is weather permitting.
Message boards will be placed throughout the area to alert motorists of the lane closure and detour. Passengers are advised to allow extra time if traveling during the closure time periods.