H-1 freeway eastbound lanes closed until 4 AMUPDATED 10:18 PM HST Sep 22, 2013Video Transcript
Young. An eerie sight right now on the H-1 through town. There are no vehicles going Diamond Head. All east-bound lanes were shut down a little after 8:00 tonight and won't reopen until 4 A-M. KITV4's Nana Ohkawa explains why. All eastbound lanes shut down from likelike highway to Ward avenue for the first two nights of the road project both starting at 8 at night. Then Sunday nights through Friday mornings there will be two lanes closed in both directions those closures will start at 9. 354 PEOPLE THAT ARE COMING OVER H201 MOANALUA FREEWAY AS THEY ARE COMING INTO TOWN WE ADVICE THEM TO GET OFF THE AIRPORT TRIPPLER EXIT AND TAKE PUALOA DOWN TO NIMITZ THEN TAKE NIMITZ OR DILLINGHAM IT WILL BE OPEN GOING TO LIKELIKE AS YOUR LAST STOP FOR LOCAL TRAFFIC THAT'S A GOOD OPTION. 405 The best advice, officials say, avoid the area all together. 255 WE WILL ALSO BE CHECKING THE SIDE STREETS OR THE SURFACE STREETS AROUND THE HIGHWAY SUCH AS KING STREET BERETANIA DILLINGHAM AS WELL AS NIMITZ TO MAKE SURE THAT TRAFFIC ISN'T BACKING UP 306 And the dot says green lights will be on longer for alternate routes. The main goal is to ease traffic when its finished. There will be one extra lane added in each direction. 538 INSTEAD OF THE STOP AND GO MAYBE 5 TEN MILES PER HOUR YOU'LL BE GOING ABOUT 30 542 The project is also set to repair the concrete, fix deteriorating parts of the highway, and upgrade lighting. Expect more than 100 days of freeway closures. Nana Ohkawa KITV4 News.