H1 rehab project lane closures planned this weekend

H1 work

HONOLULU – As the H1 Freeway Rehabilitation Project nears completion, lane closures are scheduled to allow for the installation of the new fourth lane in the westbound direction and for continuing work in the eastbound direction. Upcoming work will include light pole removals and installations, electrical conduit relocations and wall demolition and reconstruction.

Weekend Lane Closures:

UPDATE: The westbound right lane closure from the Houghtailing St, off-ramp (Exit 20B) to the Gulick Overpass will be for Saturday only.

Work is anticipated to be completed by 9 p.m. If crews finish early, however, the lane will be opened sooner.

For Sunday, crews will be working in this area in the shoulder lane only. (This closure was originally scheduled to run continuously until 5 a.m. Monday.) All three freeway lanes will be open.

7 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Daytime ramp closures will occur at the Kalihi St. (Likelike Hwy.) on-and-off-ramps, along with lane closures on the Kalihi St. overpass. During these hours, the H-1 eastbound Liliha Street On-Ramp and the Pali Highway Off-Ramp (Exit 21A) will also be closed.

7 a.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Monday

All makai-bound traffic on Kalihi St. from School St. to King St. will be closed. The Kalihi St. on-ramp to the H-1 westbound and the makai bound Kalihi St. on-ramp to the H-1 eastbound will be closed.

The mauka-bound lanes on Kalihi St. will remain open.

The right lane on the H-1 westbound from the Likelike off-ramp to the Gulick Ave. overpass will be closed, and will stay in place until 5 a.m. Monday, July 14.

Midnight Saturday to 8 a.m. Sunday

In the eastbound direction, the Punchbowl St. off-ramp and Pali Hwy. on-ramp will be closed. All lanes on the eastbound freeway will remain open.

7 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday

The eastbound Likelike Hwy. off-ramp, along with all mauka-bound traffic on Kalihi St., from King St. to School St., will be closed.

Both the mauka and makai-bound Kalihi St. on-ramps to the H-1 Fwy. eastbound will be closed.

The westbound Likelike Hwy. off-ramp will remain open.

8 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday

All westbound lanes from the Vineyard Blvd. off-ramp to the Likelike Hwy. on-ramp will be closed.

Three eastbound lanes from the Liliha St. on-ramp to the Ward Ave. on-ramp will be closed. One lane will be open to traffic.

The westbound Punchbowl, School and Halona Sts. on-ramps will be closed. The Likelike Hwy. on-ramp will be open.

The eastbound Vineyard Blvd. on-ramp will be closed. The Ward Ave. on-ramp will be open.

Weekly Lane Closures:

9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday

The westbound Kalihi St. on-ramp to H-1 westbound will be closed.

8 p.m.-5 a.m. Sunday to Friday, July 18

Full westbound closures and partial eastbound closures will resume from the vicinity of Middle St. to the vicinity of Ward Ave.

5-9 a.m. daily to Friday, July 25

Beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, the H-1 Fwy. westbound on-ramp from Kalihi St. (Likelike Hwy.) will be closed daily except during morning rush-hours. It will be open only from 5 to 9 a.m. on weekdays. At all other hours it will be closed. This schedule will continue through Friday, July 25. If work is completed sooner, the lane closures will be reduced.

Motorists wishing to access the H-1 or H-201 Fwys. westbound are advised to use N. School St. to the next available on-ramps on Middle St.

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The H1 Freeway Rehab Project from the vicinity of Middle Street to the Vicinity of Ward Aveune is reconstructing one of the oldest sections of the H1 Freeway through the Honolulu corridor that averages up to 200,000 vehicles a day.

It will provide a durable, smooth riding surface, upgrade lighting and drainage, install median glare screens, and increase traffic capacity by adding a fourth lane in each direction through widening and restriping.

The Hawaii Department of Transportation is cautiously optimistic for substantial project completion by July 31.

For more information visit the project website at H1Rehab.com.

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