H-1 work delayed until February
The Department of Transportation has postponed the full closure of H-1 Freeway between Halawa and Pearl City until next month because of rainy conditions that could continue through the week.
Weather permitting, crews will close H-1 Freeway in both directions between the Halawa and Pearl City interchanges from 9:30 p.m. on Feb. 6 to 4 a.m. Feb. 7. The freeway's west-bound lanes will be closed in the same area from 9:30 p.m. Feb. 7 to 4 a.m. on Feb. 8.
The closures are needed for installation of expansion joints and new freeway signs related to the H-1 widening project.
Motorists are asked to use alternative routes such as Kamehameha Highway or Moanalua Road through 'Aiea and Pearl City. Up-to-date information is posted on the DOT's hot line, 587-6316 and Web site at www.h1widening.com.
HEARING PLANNED ON IRRADIATOR
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Atomic Safety and Licensing Board has agreed to hold a hearing on Pa'ina Hawai'i's plan to build an irradiator near Hono-lulu International Airport to treat fruits and vegetables for shipment.
The irradiator would use the radioactive compound cobalt-60 to kill fruit fly larvae in the produce.
The law firm Earthjustice, representing Concerned Citizens of Honolulu, had petitioned for a hearing. The group wants a full environmental review of the project.
HFD EXPLORER EVENT SATURDAY
The Honolulu Fire Department's Fire Explorer Program will hold a demonstration and orientation Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Kalihi-Kai Fire Station on Nimitz Highway. The program is open to anyone between the ages of 14 and 20.
The Fire Explorer Program provides free emergency medical training and educates people interested in careers in fire service. Call Capt. Jerry Spencer at 478-8528.
CONSERVE WATER, RESIDENTS URGED
The Board of Water Supply is asking residents of Wahiawa and Whitmore Village to conserve water until crews repair a broken water pump at one of its primary reservoir sites. Repair work began yesterday and is expected to be completed by tomorrow.
BWS is requesting that residents use water only for drinking, cooking, personal hygiene and other essential needs.