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Posted on: Sunday, March 4, 2001

Work to tie up traffic on H-1

By Scott Ishikawa
Advertiser Staff Writer

Get ready for another round of lane closures (and gridlock) this week along the H-1 Freeway, starting tonight.

The state Department of Transportation is warning motorists to anticipate delays and allow for extra travel time while on the H-1 between the Koko Head Avenue overpass and the Pali Highway overpass.

Crews began work yesterday, closing the median lane of the H-1 Freeway in the eastbound direction near downtown Honolulu for survey work. The lane closure at one point backed up traffic to Kaiser Moanalua Medical Center.

Among the biggest closures planned is a 24-hour lane shutdown on Halona Street in the Kalihi-Palama area, tomorrow through next Sunday.

During this time, the right lane of Halona Street will be closed, but the entrance to the H-1 Freeway in the westbound direction will remain open.

Shoulder and lane closures on the H-1 Freeway in the eastbound direction between Punchbowl and Piikoi streets are scheduled for today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for guardrail work.

The H-1 University eastbound off-ramp will also be shut down tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for guardrail work.

Other H-1 Freeway lane and ramp closures include night work beginning tonight and running until Thursday between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. They include:

Lane closures on the H-1 Freeway’s Kapiolani Interchange.

H-1 Freeway lane and shoulder closures at various locations for drain-cleaning work.

Day work along the H-1 is also planned for tomorrow through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.:

One lane of Kalanianaole Highway between ļinakoa Avenue and Wailupe Circle will be closed for gas line work, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Harding Avenue in the kokohead-bound direction will be closed from Kapahulu Avenue to First Avenue from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for seismic retrofit work. Motorists will be detoured onto Waialae Avenue , then back to Harding Avenue from Second Avenue.

Sidewalk, lane, ramp and shoulder closures between the Pali Highway overpass and the Kapiolani Interchange for guardrail work, renovation for better accessibility by disabled people and traffic signal improvements.

Lane closures and traffic detours also continue on Lunalilo Street for paving work on weekdays. The westbound Lunalilo off-ramp of the H-1 Freeway will be closed for paving work.

Lane closures will also continue on Ward Avenue and Kinau and Metcalf streets for ongoing waterline work.

Access to Dole Street from Metcalf and McCully streets will be restricted today from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for waterline work.

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