Update: Full closure of the H-3 Freeway Saturday, June 24 to begin 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Posted on Jun 20, 2023 in Highways News, Main, News

HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation (HDOT) issues this update to motorists about a change in work hours for the upcoming full-closure of the H-3 Freeway, on Saturday, June 24.  

Updated work hours are from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. to accommodate additional highway maintenance as well as the previously stated utility work and joint repairs. 

HDOT crews will maximize the closure by performing tree trimming, tunnel cleaning and guardrail repairs in addition to the expansion joint repairs on the Haʻikū side of the tunnels.  

Hawaiian Electric will be relocating a pole anchor and adjusting power lines over the H-3 Freeway. Additional anchor pole work is tentatively scheduled for August 26, 2023.     

Onramps to the H-3 Freeway from Kamehameha Highway and Likelike Highway will also be closed. Motorists are advised to use Likelike Highway or Pali Highway as alternate routes.  

Electronic message boards will be posted to notify motorists of the closure. Special duty police officers will be on site to assist with road closure procedures.  

HDOT advises the public to follow all traffic control signs and allow for extra travel time to get to their destinations. For a full list of lane closures scheduled on state roadways, please visit the HDOT website at https://hidot.hawaii.gov/highways/roadwork/ 

Please note all work is weatherpermitting. The scheduled date of this roadwork is subject to change per these conditions.