Update: 7:15 a.m.
Crews of the Hawaii Department of Transportation reopened the westbound lanes of the H-1 freeway from Makakilo Drive to Campbell Industrial Park/Barbers Point offramp by 1:30 a.m. today after they completed emergency bracing work, according to spokesman Tim Sakahara.
Crews noticed that one of the concrete girders slightly shifted a few inches, prompting the state to close the section of the H-1 freeway at about 8 p.m. Thursday night.
The H-1 westbound between the Makakilo Driver overpass and the Campbell Park/Barber’s Point offramp has reopened to traffic.
HDOT and the project team is anticipating the closure will end by 5 a.m. today. “We implemented tonight’s closure out of an abundance of caution to ensure the leaning girder does not become a safety issue,” a state DOT spokesperson said in an email Thursday evening.
Westbound lanes of the H-1 freeway between the Makakilo Drive overpass and the Campbell Industrial Park/Barbers Point offramp (Exit 1) were to begin at 8 p.m. Thursday night, according to a news release today by the Hawaii Department of Transportation.
Observed shifting in a girder on the Kapolei Interchange necessitated the unplanned closure.
HDOT anticipates the closure will end at 5 a.m. on Friday morning.
A map provided by HDOT provides an alternate route during this time period.