HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) updates Oahu motorists on Zipper Lane operations for Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. Opening procedures have gone well and the Zipper Lane will be open for eastbound commuters with two or more people in their vehicle between 5:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. on the H-1 Freeway between the Manager’s Drive Overpass and the Keehi Interchange.
On Thursday, Oct. 24 crews successfully applied a temporary fix to the hydraulic system of the newer Zipmobile and began opening the Zipper Lane at 11:30 p.m. to provide additional time in case the temporary fix failed. Normal procedure is to start opening at 12:30 a.m.
Parts for the permanent fix will be received on Saturday, Oct. 26 and HDOT expects to have the permanent fix in place for the Monday morning commute.
Should the situation change, another update will be issued.
“Mahalo to the crew for working overnight to ensure we could open the Zipper Lane,” said Hawaii Department of Transportation Deputy Director for Highways Ed Sniffen. “Approximately 2,300 vehicles use it every morning to get into work and we are thankful for your hard work to ensure it works as planned.”