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H-1 westbound in Kapolei reopens after emergency repair work

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    This detour map provided by HDOT provides an alternate route during tonight’s road closure.

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.

5:30 a.m.

The H-1 westbound between the Makakilo Driver overpass and the Campbell Park/Barber’s Point offramp has reopened to traffic.

8:25 p.m.

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.

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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.

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