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H-1 zipper lane gets second look

State officials are unsure that the plan — on which $5 million has been spent — will work

By Marcel Honoré

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 18, 2013

~~<p>In July 2012 state officials publicly launched an $82 million &quot;PM Contraflow&quot; project, with plans to include a 7.2-mile zipper lane on the H-1 freeway between Pearl Harbor and Waikele to help ease Ewa-bound rush-hour traffic.</p>
<p>But months later, they now acknowledge, state Department of Transportation officials began to privately reconsider whether a zipper lane was the best use of taxpayer dollars to ease congestion along one of the most notorious commutes on Oahu.</p>
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In July 2012 state officials publicly launched an $82 million "PM Contraflow" project, with plans to include a 7.2-mile zipper lane on the H-1 freeway between Pearl Harbor and Waikele to help ease Ewa-bound rush-hour traffic.

But months later, they now acknowledge, state Department of Transportation officials began to privately reconsider whether a zipper lane was the best use of taxpayer dollars to ease congestion along one of the most notorious commutes on Oahu. Login for more...



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