The H-1 Freeway will close in both directions in West Oahu on Sunday morning so that utility crews can replace a high-voltage power line that fell during last weekend’s windstorm, according to Hawaiian Electric Co. officials.
The closure will take place from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sunday between the Kualaka’i Parkway and Kamokila Boulevard interchanges, according to a HECO release. The freeway will open earlier if crews finish ahead of schedule.
Drivers will still be able to get across that West Oahu stretch via detours onto Kualaka’i and Farrington Highway. Nonetheless, they should plan ahead, expect delays and consider postponing travel until the work is done, HECO officials said. The company will provide live updates on the work via its Facebook page, the release stated.
The release added that working in daylight hours will allow the utility to complete the work more quickly than if it had been scheduled at night.
“We apologize for the inconvenience to the community,” HECO Senior Vice President for Operations Ron Cox said in a statement. “We know there’s no good time to close the freeway but we worked with the Department of Transportation to choose a time that we hoped would be the least disruptive.”