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Full closure of H-1 rehab stretch begins Thursday

By Marcel Honoré

LAST UPDATED: 12:43 p.m. HST, Jun 10, 2014

Oahu motorists who use the H-1 freeway in town at night will have to seek alternate routes in the coming weeks.

Starting Thursday night, the state's most heavily used freeway will close weeknights 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. in both directions from Likelike Highway to the area around Ward Avenue as crews work to complete the H-1 rehabilitation project.

Once they start, the freeway closures in town will run Sunday nights through Friday mornings, and they'll last until June 26 weather permitting, state transportation officials said.

Crews contracted by the state Department of Transportation are aiming to complete the $42 million project in July, about two months ahead of schedule.

They've been digging into stretches of the freeway in both directions about 14 inches deep, rebuilding the roadway with what they describe as a "high performing" asphalt mix expected to last 10 to 15 years.

For updates and alternate routes, drivers are encouraged to visit www.H1rehab.com

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Wazdat wrote:
Get er done
on June 10,2014 | 12:51PM
JAFO wrote:
Most, if not all road projects to be completed by midterm elections. Nothing new from this democratic party playbook. When you live in Hawaii long enough, you'll know the drill.
on June 10,2014 | 01:18PM
lwandcah wrote:
I could not believe it this past Saturday morning when they had the Kokohead bound fast lane blocked for clean up. This totally messed up traffic and was not set up properly with adequate notice of lane closure and construction work ahead. The H1 has been and continues to be closed every week and some brain surgeon could schedule the work to be done at the same time? I know I should not be surprised or upset at the lack of planning or even common sense, but I just can't believe it.
on June 10,2014 | 01:25PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
Finding alternate routes is not a big deal, unless looking for the routes occurred during Rush Hour. Ones not familiar with the city streets may have a quick learning experience . On the one hand it is of inconvenience to find alternate routes. On the other hand, it must be done.
on June 11,2014 | 08:12PM
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