The state Dept. of Transportation is alerting drivers of an upcoming two weeks of full night-time H-1 Freeway closures in the west-bound direction from Vineyard Blvd. to Halona St. The closures will begin at 8 p.m. from March 16 to March 28.
The full closures will allow the contractor to continue to expedite the pavement reconstruction portion of the project which consists of removing deteriorated sections and rebuilding them with asphaltic concrete.
The east-bound side of the freeway will continue to have shifting lane closures with one lane open from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly, also on Sunday nights through Friday mornings. In addition, there will be ramp closures.
Additional full freeway closures will be scheduled in the last few months of the project for paving and restriping.
When the project is completed this summer, the H-1 Freeway will have an additional lane in both directions that continues from Punahou St. to Likelike Hwy. which will help to address traffic congestion through the corridor. The project includes reconstruction of freeway pavement, widening of the Nuuanu Stream Bridge and Palama Separation, upgrades of lighting, glare screens, drainage improvements, resurfacing and restriping.
The HDOT has scheduled the full freeway closures during a time when many schools have Spring Break in order to lessen the impact on the driving public.
Drivers are advised to avoid the area if possible and to use alternate routes.
For more information on the H-1 Freeway Rehabilitation Project lane closures and maps of alternate routes, click here.