Construction crews will replace about 10,000 square feet of concrete pavement on the H-1 freeway over the next two weeks, requiring lane closures on the town-bound lanes.
Two right lanes are closed from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., just east of the Aiea pedestrian overpass parallel to Helconia Place; then from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. the work will close 3 right lanes. The state will close 4 right lanes from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.
The lane closures will continue until Thursday, the Prince Kuhio Day holiday. On Friday, the work will close 2 right lanes from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
The construction work continues Monday through Thursday nights from March 30 until April 2 with 3 left lanes closed from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. and 4 lanes closed from 9 p.m. until 4 a.m.
The DOT is using a pre-cast concrete slab system to reduce the time needed to replace the concrete and close lanes.
“Using pre-cast concrete panels will allow this repair work to be completed in two weeks versus the six weeks it would take with traditional concrete methods,” said Ed Sniffen, DOT Highways Division deputy director, in a news release.
The work was scheduled to coincide with spring break for University of Hawaii campuses and many private schools.
The cost of this pavement repair is $1.4 million.
A 24/7 hotline has been established to answer questions and take comments from the public at 945-1144.
Roadwork updates can also be found by visiting the DOT website at hidot.hawaii.gov. Motorists can also follow the DOT on Facebook and Twitter for information updates.