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H-1 freeway lane closures start at 7:30 p.m.

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 07:57 a.m. HST, Aug 09, 2013

Ewa-bound lane closures on the H-1 freeway near Pearl City are slated to start at 7:30 p.m. as of Thursday night, state transportation officials said. Earlier this week the closures started at 9 p.m.

The closures are part of the ongoing H-1 Pearl City deck repairs, expected to last into next year.

In a news release, the state Department of Transportation said it is trying out a new lane-closure configuration, where the first lane will be closed farther west and three of the six Ewa-bound lanes will be open across a greater length of freeway, in an attempt to help traffic flow better. As freeway drivers approach the work zone, only two lanes will be open.

The first cone for one-lane closure starts between the  Kaonohi Street and Kaamilo Street overpasses. Previously the first cone for one-lane closures started near the Aiea pedestrian overpass.

Three of six lanes will remain open as motorists approach the Kaahumanu Street overpass. A coned exit lane for the Pearl City offramp will remain in place.

The deck repair project involves removing sections of concrete on the freeway in the evening and then pouring new concrete to set overnight.

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Anonymous wrote:
hahah Kathmandu Street overpass...they don't even proof this garbage.
on August 8,2013 | 04:10PM
Anonymous wrote:
ooh they fixed it. I guess someone there knows where Kaahumanu Street is
on August 8,2013 | 04:45PM
allie wrote:
on August 8,2013 | 04:32PM
SueH wrote:
Their lane closure strategy is ridiculous! It doesn't matter where you kink a garden hose along its length, the water flow will still be restricted! So it doesn't matter that certain lanes will remain open for a greater distance along the freeway. There ARE NO OTHER EXITS past the Pearl City Exit, so it doesn't matter!!!: Cars remaining on the freeway will still have to vie for position into 2 lanes of traffic. This plan is only to make the State DOT "look better"....like they're trying to do something to ease the inevitable crunch of traffic, but it will solve NOTHING.
on August 8,2013 | 07:11PM
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous Come on! 7:30 on a Friday night who's bright idea was that. Someone who lives on the east end? Why change it from 9 to 7:30?
on August 9,2013 | 06:26AM
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