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Traffic delays likely on H-1 Freeway

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 12:50 a.m. HST, Apr 15, 2013

Road work will likely lead to traffic delays on the the H-1 Freeway between Pearl City and Waipahu this weekend.

There will be multiple lane closures on the H-1 Freeway in the ewa-direction between the Pearl Ctiy/Waimalu off-ramp and the Waipahu off-ramp Sunday through 5 a.m. Monday for viaduct deck repairs. Two left lanes will also be in the town-bound direction from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. from the Kamehameha Highway overpass to the H-1/H-2 merge.

Similar work last Sunday backed up traffic in the Pearl City area.

Night viaduct work will also continue in three ewa-bound lanes from 7 p.m. until 5 a.m. Monday through Thursday nights between the Pearl City/Waimalu off-ramp and the Waipahu off-ramp. Repairs will also close the right freeway lane in the ewa-bound direction on Friday between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

One lane of Pali Highway will also be closed on Wednesday through Friday in both directions between South Kuakini Street and Vineyard Boulevard for utility repairs from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rock barrier repairs will close one lane on Friday between Pauoa Road and Jack Lane/Akamu Place in the Kailua-bound direction between 8:20 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

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false wrote:
Weekend work would not be much of a traffic jam unless there are accidents. Just look at the mobile HSA traffic app and see which highways and freeways are red and/or yellow. I do it.
on April 13,2013 | 07:20PM
kainalu wrote:
False. - no pun intended. The recent Sundays that they've close the 2 eastbound lanes, traffic backs up past Waikele, approaches the Kunia interchange before all is said and done. I know - I've been stuck in it twice. The closure of the 3 westbound lanes ... well ... just check out the pics that have been posted. It's not much different then the routine weekday GRIDLOCK experienced any work-day afternoon traveling that corridor.
on April 13,2013 | 07:30PM
mikethenovice wrote:
...unless there are accidents, false says. Of course we will have at least one accident. Half of the drivers out there only think that they are good behind the wheel.
on April 14,2013 | 11:03AM
omd111 wrote:
When are they suppose to be done with the H-1 Viaduct work? It seems like it's been years.
on April 13,2013 | 08:56PM
omd111 wrote:
By the way, it is frustrating to finish work late and then have to fight through the lane closures on H-1 after 7 p.m.. There are still a lot of people on their way home and it adds another 20 - 30 minutes on the drive home.
on April 13,2013 | 08:57PM
SueH wrote:
The lane closures would actually be understandable and acceptable if they actually resulted in DOING SOMETHING to repair the deplorable condition of the roadway. But it just continues: " Dumping cold asphalt in unprepared pot-holes and slapping it with a shovel". Pretty useless.
on April 13,2013 | 09:13PM
Manoa2 wrote:
Covering the holes to keep water out is just a temporary step before a more permanent fix can be made. And fixing the real problem will take a long time-- reinforcement in the concrete base of the freeway is rusting and causing spalling of the concrete. This means uncovering the affected rebar, repairing it and coating with epoxy paint, This means covering it as it is being worked on, then as a final step covering the repair with a proper mix of concrete, then a finish coat of asphalt. This will take a long time, as it did with the Kahala section of the freeway. But the Pear City area looks like it has more damage.
on April 14,2013 | 09:17AM
Kawipoo wrote:
H-1 work is ridiculous. They could have built the entire freeway system in the time that it is taking them to complete the job.
on April 14,2013 | 04:53AM
sayer wrote:
"Traffic delays likely" - how about "Traffic delays likely worse than usual."
on April 14,2013 | 06:20AM
CriticalReader wrote:
Nigh Work. That's how it should ALWAYS be done. There's simply no reason NOT TO DO ALL THIS WORK AT NIGHT!
on April 14,2013 | 07:00AM
Kruzah wrote:
Why in the same area? Have there been no progress? WTH"Night viaduct work will also continue in three ewa-bound lanes from 7 p.m. until 5 a.m. Monday through Thursday nights between the Pearl City/Waimalu off-ramp and the Waipahu off-ramp. Repairs will also close the right freeway lane in the ewa-bound direction on Friday between 10 "
on April 14,2013 | 07:10AM
kekahahi wrote:
i just got back from LA and drove from LAX on the 405, 105, 605, 91, and finally the 5 to get to disneyland, and vice versa. each way took 35 minutes, no traffic, no construction, during non peak hours. whatta beautiful drive. ironically, the only traffic jam i experienced was driving home from HNL airport back to Waipio Gentry during the night work on thursay in pearl city.
on April 14,2013 | 07:35AM
kainalu wrote:
Soon to be routine once the afternoon zipper-lane is put in place, projected to be implemented next year - 2014. Those 2 eastbound lanes currently closed for construction, will be the same lanes closed by the zipper-barrier, only it will stretch the full length of the H-1 to at least to the airport-viaduct, if not all the way to Nimitz. Right now, those eastbound lane-closures are only between Waipahu and Pearl City and yet, traffic backs up to Waikele, the back-up approaching the Kunia interchange - JUST LIKE in the mornings. Next year, if you live west of Waipahu - DOUBLE-JEOPARDY! The now routine gridlock headed east in the morning, PLUS the newly created and routine gridlock headed east in the afternoon, which will stretch well into the night. It takes hours for them to retract the zipper-barrier.
on April 14,2013 | 07:37AM
mikethenovice wrote:
If night work is possible at the Pearl City project, why not do the same for the Pali Highway?
on April 14,2013 | 11:00AM
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