Drivers were caught in traffic on the H-1 Freeway in the eastbound lanes between the Punahou Street off-ramp and Fort Shafter Flats Thursday.
The city was doing road work on Punahou Street and lanes on the off-ramp were blocked off.
Traffic was backed up as far as Fort Shafter Flats.
Surface streets, like Kapiolani Boulevard, were also congested with traffic Thursday.
Ten days ago, a similar backup happened on the H-1 Freeway when road work was done on Punahou Street.