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H-1 freeway work rescheduled to ease traffic woes

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 02:02 p.m. HST, Jun 19, 2013

State transportation official have rescheduled planned survey work on portions of the H-1 freeway from the morning to the evening because of problems created by traffic congestion.

On Tuesday, Ewa-bound traffic backed up on the H-1 freeway as crews closed multiple lanes between Waiawa to Waimalu while they conducted viaduct deck survey work.

Instead of continuing to do the work during the day for the rest of the week, the surveying will be done at night.

Two westbound lanes will be closed from 10 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. tonight, Thursday and Friday, if needed, the state transportation department said.

Survey work in the town (eastbound) direction from between the H-1/H-2 merge and the Waiawa Road overpass will mean two lanes will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today and Thursday.

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Secdept1 wrote:
Imagine that!
on June 19,2013 | 09:44AM
allie wrote:
yes, pretty obvious. But that West side traffic will be a nightmare, made worse by rail construction, for a decade or more to come.
on June 19,2013 | 02:04PM
kainalu wrote:
West side traffic HAS BEEN A NIGHTMARE for 4-decades now! Where have you been? And this attempt to make it better by creating a PM zipper-lane guarantees this same gridlock created by this "construction" will be permanent for those that live out West and wish to travel east - both AM and PM.
on June 19,2013 | 02:30PM
mikethenovice wrote:
George W. Bush said, "Fool me once. Can't fool me twice".
on June 19,2013 | 02:06PM
Anonymous wrote:
on June 19,2013 | 09:50AM
all_fed_up wrote:
on June 19,2013 | 09:51AM
Nuuanu968 wrote:
Well, duh ... Wouldn't it be great if the DOT were located on Oahu or had ever even been to Oahu rather than commanding everything from its bunker in northeastern Montana?
on June 19,2013 | 09:56AM
HawaiiBlogger wrote:
..................DUH !!!!!??????!!!!!!
on June 19,2013 | 09:59AM
kmgym wrote:
DUH! Was it *really* that hard for the DOT to figure out it would be better to do the work from 10pm - 4:30am? Oh yeah, I guess it was.
on June 19,2013 | 10:02AM
primo1 wrote:
Nobody's surprised...
on June 19,2013 | 10:05AM
dlum003 wrote:
First sentence should be revised to say, "State transporation officials have rescheduled planned survey work on portions of the H-1 freeway from the morning to the evening because of traffic congestion problems created by their s tupidity."
on June 19,2013 | 10:12AM
prest1948 wrote:
This was beyond stupid. All they had to do was conduct a desk audit to gauge the estimated traffic flow per hour versus the highway capacity to determine effect there would be. I guess they forgot that they do nightly road repairs in the area and could have done simultaneous operations. What, do two things at once? Don't forget this is a State project. More taxpayer money wasted on top of frustrating the folks who pay their salaries. Am I disgruntled? No, I'm past that.
on June 19,2013 | 10:46AM
mikethenovice wrote:
Can't keep the bird up at night. The tree hugging animal lovers will scream.
on June 19,2013 | 02:03PM
f206 wrote:
What I want to know is why was the work scheduled for mid day in the first place? Also who was the brainiac who signed off on it?
on June 19,2013 | 10:13AM
Dolphin743 wrote:
I'm sure it saved a couple bucks in lighting or overtime expense for the small tradeoff of tying up thousands of residents and tourists for a long time in the middle of the day.
on June 19,2013 | 11:18AM
Bdpapa wrote:
The guy who will not use the veto pen.
on June 19,2013 | 12:42PM
rayw wrote:
Its sure seems like the DOT's perspective comes from way out of Northeastern Montana!! LOL
on June 19,2013 | 10:25AM
gthx1138y wrote:
Good ideas and State government. There I said it, now you can say you actually seen it in the same sentence together. Usually they won't go together, EVER.
on June 19,2013 | 10:37AM
joann0513 wrote:
I'm sure all those who schedule these projects don't drive in the traffic every day. And, I'd like to know why they cone off the lanes so far in advance prior to where the work is done. Two to three miles prior is ridiculous and creates extra traffic but then again, those who also decide this probably don't drive home in the traffic. It's a no brainer as to how all of this can be scheduled better!!
on June 19,2013 | 11:08AM
olos73 wrote:
Why didn't they do the surveying when they closed off those lanes on Sundays. Lanes are closed anyway. Only inconvenience the Sunday drivers, not the week day pau hana traffic.
on June 19,2013 | 11:34AM
samidunn wrote:
Real geniuses over there at the DOT
on June 19,2013 | 11:38AM
Anonymous wrote:
Interestingly enough they are still going to allow traffic headaches going into Town during the day (9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday). Still going to be ukapile traffic!
on June 19,2013 | 11:52AM
juscasting wrote:
Economics was a factor! You don't have to pay "Night Differential" pay all you TARDS! The DOT is trying to save tax payers money!
on June 19,2013 | 11:54AM
false wrote:
Just wondering why survey work is being done, anyone have a clue?
on June 19,2013 | 12:31PM
Bdpapa wrote:
They probably got money to do it, no reason why.
on June 19,2013 | 12:43PM
twitter6 wrote:
DOT needs to use a simple concept - THINK
on June 19,2013 | 12:46PM
motokimo wrote:
The DOT probably had numerous complaints from the Soccer Tournament Officials because of the late arrivals of teams and fans. The State had no clue about the Soccer Tournament which bring in millions. Just another "Blunder" and not talking to the City!!!
on June 19,2013 | 12:52PM
mcc wrote:
Took awhile but they finally figured it out. We cannot expect too much from State workers.
on June 19,2013 | 01:03PM
Skyler wrote:
Q: What's beige & sleeps 6?

A: A State work truck.
on June 19,2013 | 02:14PM
HAJAA1 wrote:
Out of touch DOT decision makers.
on June 19,2013 | 01:56PM
localguy wrote:
Do you think? How many times has DoT failed to plan, only after traffic backs up for miles do they realize their incompetence. Must be a requirement to be a DoT bureaucrat = an official who works by fixed routine without exercising intelligent judgment. And to think they ask for a pay raise. How about having to actually earn the money by doing what is right? No bonus for any of you for the next two years. What utter incompetence.
on June 19,2013 | 02:00PM
mikethenovice wrote:
Only acting like they fix it. They cone off the lanes to create gridlock and do nothing. Phony.
on June 19,2013 | 02:02PM
mikethenovice wrote:
Same with the H-3. They close it off and do nothing. Same potholes. Same lights out. Same weeds. So what's up?
on June 19,2013 | 02:04PM
moondog73 wrote:
Much mahalo to the custodian who came up with this brilliant idea to change the work schedule. You should ask for a raise.
on June 19,2013 | 02:15PM
Thegame wrote:
The first sentence and the third sentence are pretty much the same info. Try proof-reading.
on June 19,2013 | 07:03PM
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