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Viaduct repairs close lanes on town-bound H-1 freeway

By Star-Advertiser staff

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LAST UPDATED: 10:58 a.m. HST, Jan 12, 2014



The state Department of Transportation has closed lanes on the H-1 Freeway today in the town-bound direction between the H-1/H-2 merge and the Kaahumanu Street overpass for viaduct repairs.

Two right lanes are closed from 9 a.m. until  6 p.m.

Three right lanes will be closed from 6 p.m. until 4:30 a.m. Monday,

For more information, please visit the project website at http://www.pmcontraflow.com/ or call the project hotline at (808) 945-1144.

Motorists are advised to use caution while driving through the work area and to allow for extra travel time.







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solo3808 wrote:
You block traffic all nights during the week and now you block traffic again all day on Sunday. On the weekends people are trying to have family time not spend it waiting in traffic. Its bad enough all week but on Sunday shame on you Governor Abercrombie.
on January 12,2014 | 06:28AM
RichardCory wrote:
Have family time in your house. I just saved you so much time waiting in traffic. You're welcome.
on January 12,2014 | 06:43AM
solo3808 wrote:
Most families have to travel to visit each other on the weekends. Your welcome.
on January 12,2014 | 07:27AM
RichardCory wrote:
>Your

I feel as though I've been etymologically assaulted.
on January 12,2014 | 09:54AM
TigerEye wrote:
Well, maybe your welcome has expired? Or, something.
on January 12,2014 | 11:30AM
hanabatadayz wrote:
it's football sunday..most people will be watching football
on January 12,2014 | 10:05AM
Kohelele wrote:
Would you rather keep driving over those wretched pot holes? Geez. People complain when they do nothing, then when they get around to fixing stuff, people just keep complaining.
on January 12,2014 | 07:10AM
SteveToo wrote:
How about doing it at night as usual?
on January 12,2014 | 08:10AM
saywhatyouthink wrote:
Worst yet, every time I drive thru where they have close lanes on the freeway, no one is working except for the special duty cops parked in the closed areas. There seems to be no sense of urgency to get the job done as quickly as possible when the DOT has to close lanes, these road contractors seem to be milking the job for all it's worth and then some. Probably kicking back some o it to Abercrombie's re-election campaign. Hawaii has incompetent people running state departments, particularly the DOT, UH, DLNR and DHHL. Worst I have ever seen in 40 years.
on January 12,2014 | 09:42AM
RetiredWorking wrote:
say, you forgot DOE and DHS. Worst also?
on January 12,2014 | 12:39PM
hanabatadayz wrote:
just take kam hwy..simple as that..at least they warned you..everyone wanna complain when things get done
on January 12,2014 | 09:59AM
solo3808 wrote:
Don't you idiots realize what you are doing. You have a bottle neck, the merge that flows all of the West side traffic. That is the artery Abercrombie. You are jeoperdizing public safety by doing this. It will slow EMS and Fire and Police response times which could result in a tragedy. Abercrombie needs to get his act together.
on January 12,2014 | 06:41AM
hanabatadayz wrote:
you're overreacting now..people always move over so there is really no slow down for emergency vehicles
on January 12,2014 | 10:02AM
Hitaxpayer wrote:
how long is it going to take the to fix this? After it is "repaired" how long will I last? Why doesn't the state hire competent contractors instead of their union buddies.
on January 12,2014 | 07:09AM
SueH wrote:
After it is "repaired", there's no telling how long you'll last, but the roadway should be good for awhile. I think all this "repair" work is just a State DOT ploy to show us all how much we "need" the rail. What we really need is a more consistent and regular maintenance program for our highways, not just a "crash and dash" all-at-once" blitz.
on January 12,2014 | 08:00AM
saywhatyouthink wrote:
They pave our roads with an inferior poor grade of asphalt on purpose so it has to be redone more often and costs more all at the same time. This is all by design, that's what you get when a business has a monopoly on a needed service or product and uses some of their proceeds to corrupt the party in control with campaign donations. Grace Pacific, Ameron, Heco and Matson all operate in this fashion. They got the market cornered and take full advantage of it with the blessings of our elected officials who have been literally bought and paid for.
on January 12,2014 | 09:59AM
hanabatadayz wrote:
that's the problem living on an island..and when there is competition that comes in..it's either the big companies that run them out or it's the people that run them out..we are our own worst enemies
on January 12,2014 | 12:20PM
TigerEye wrote:
What does the DOT have to do with the rail?
on January 12,2014 | 11:29AM
saywhatyouthink wrote:
Because the union buddies and monopoly businesses kick in big time to the re-election of the crooked democrats in Hawaii. That's the truth, it's also why everything cost so much in Hawaii. They are all in on it together and have been for 50 years.
on January 12,2014 | 09:45AM
SteveToo wrote:
BO-ZO's Not on a Sunday.
on January 12,2014 | 08:10AM
TigerEye wrote:
Yup. Better to jam up the people who work during the week, right?
on January 12,2014 | 11:27AM
inverse wrote:
In Hawaii the problem is not with the need for highway repair or construction the problem is how LONG it takes for them to complete the job. Take for example the addition of just one lane of H1 freeway from Middle St to Ward ave overpass. It is about a mile but the project will take months and months and months. Road and highway projects in Hawaii appear to take much longer and CANNOT be due to weather such as 100 deg heat, snow, ice, etc. Appears more about job security and making extra $$$$$ for each construction project. ZERO incentive to finish quickly or under budget. If the rail project continues they will take this the nth degree as in Hawaii the longer a road construction goes on, in guaranteed more $$$$$
on January 12,2014 | 08:37AM
hanabatadayz wrote:
that's actually not true..the faster a contractor finishes a job the more money the company will make
on January 12,2014 | 10:04AM
inverse wrote:
Not true. If the contractor finishes on time or early they have to be awarded ANOTHER new contract to continue to make money, They can make more money on a single job and milk it and get paid for every change order or delay which taxpayers are required to cover. With the Oahu rail project contractors were hired even BEFORE major lawsuits were cleared and as a result taxpayers had to pay contractors and supply companies such as purchasing the rail tracks that are currently rusting away, whether they work or not. That is why almost ALL City and state construction jobs take a long time to legally pad their profit for any one particular job
on January 12,2014 | 10:37AM
hanabatadayz wrote:
you just contradicted yourself..that's why they try to finish the job early because they know there will be change orders and delays
on January 12,2014 | 12:23PM
inverse wrote:
What major government construction job has been finished early on Oahu? NOT the N Shore skateboard park or the HPD indoor firing range, or the Hawaii convention center or the upgrading Kailua's sewage pipes under the roads, or the UH W Oahu campus, etc. etc. Saywhatyouthink is accurate and everyone NOT in denial or is dipping their beak in all of those gov't construction projects know this to be true.
on January 12,2014 | 02:38PM
saywhatyouthink wrote:
Its amazing that California can repave the entire highway 5 in one weekend but the DOT has scheduled a year to repave a 7 mile section of the H-1 in town. The difference is Cali has competition for material and labor, Hawaii does not. The monopoly business owners, unions and democratic party in Hawaii are all on it together. That's the truth.
on January 12,2014 | 10:06AM
inverse wrote:
You mean like the collusion with the DOE bus contracts?
on January 12,2014 | 10:39AM
hanabatadayz wrote:
would you rather live here or in cali?..that's life in hawaii and it's never gonna change
on January 12,2014 | 12:27PM
DVM wrote:
Looks like one of those New Jersey "traffic studies." Traffic is backed up and all you see is one or two guys walking around on the side with little or no roadwork being done and about a dozen HPD officers parked at various locations in their subsidized late model SUVs, dark tinted windows up, AC on, and special duty pay meters running. It's sad. The people deserve better.
on January 12,2014 | 06:32PM
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