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Moanalua Freeway lanes reopen after crews clear boulders

By Star Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 02:21 a.m. HST, Oct 05, 2012

The eastbound lanes of Moanalua Freeway near the Tripler exit have reopened after crews cleared four boulders from the road.

Police closed three of the lanes east of the Tripler/Puuloa exit just before 7 p.m. on Thursday, but then opened up one of the lanes after workers moved the boulders off to the shoulder.

All lanes were open by 8:07 p.m.

A police officer estimated the rocks were 2-by-3 feet.

Police said a vehicle in the second lane from the right hit one of the rocks, causing the air bag to deploy. A woman in the car was treated at the scene.

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adri1456 wrote:
The freeway just wanted to rock on. *crickets*
on October 4,2012 | 07:29PM
Poidogs wrote:
The same shoulder Ben wants to use for his BRT system…hmmmm, sign of things to come, perhaps?
on October 4,2012 | 09:11PM
EducatedLocalBoy wrote:
Since that swath was erroneously geologically cut in the early 60s as a testament to Kamaaina Republican Party might (it was dangerously cut contrary to what all the geologists, scientists and civil engineers said should be done, in order to avoid having to condemn the mansion of Sam Damon, the founder of First Hawaiian Bank, on the top of that hill), that area has always had rock slides. That area was cut into a geologic fault line, a mini San Andreas Fault if you will. But Poidogs, don't worry, Cayetano will never be able to build his BRT folly for one simple reason, the State government, not the City government, owns the land beneath the freeway. For the City to build there is like telling your neighbor that you are going to build a gazebo on his land that you will exclusively use because he has a better ocean view than you.
on October 4,2012 | 10:03PM
SteveToo wrote:
Got caught in that mess. Took 45 min. from the top of Red Hill to the bottom. Grrrrrrrrrrrrr
on October 4,2012 | 10:20PM
Anonymous wrote:
on October 5,2012 | 01:55AM
Anonymous wrote:
Funny that the anti rail guys are not commenting. Hmmm!
on October 5,2012 | 01:56AM
Publicbraddah wrote:
We're more focused. The article is about rocks falling onto the freeway, not about rail.
on October 5,2012 | 06:32AM
gth wrote:
Funny, would you have taken the bus, then take the rail, then take the bus again to where you actually wanted to go? It's an act of nature dummy...
on October 5,2012 | 09:58AM
Giligan wrote:
Better to not clear the boulders, might disturb Iwi, need to call the Iwi team, and also conduct EIS. Remember the Superferry!
on October 5,2012 | 06:34AM
olos73 wrote:
Sooner or later was going happen. Look at all the places around the island that have boulders not secured with some kind of netting, etc. When it falls to the ground, it's TOO LATE...
on October 5,2012 | 07:49AM
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