Zipper lane shut down creates traffic headacheUPDATED 8:33 PM HST Jan 17, 2014Video Transcript
Big traffic tie ups this morning on the h-1 freeway as the zipper lane stayed zipped SHUT! Traffic was backed up to Kunia drive.... Sending many folks to work late. Talk about traffic headaches. Here's eastbound traffic on the h-1 at 9am.... Still backed up al the way to Kunia. All because the zipper lane didn't open today. The problem was this zip mobile. About 2:30 this morning... It had just started moving the zipper lane when the brakes locked up. The second zip mobile has been out of service since December 30th. 2:29-2;40 caroline SO THEY TRIED A COUPLE HOURS TO FIX IT. WE ACTUALLY HAD TO TAKE THE DRIVE SHAFT OFF TO OVE THE ZIP MOBILE . THEYRE ABLE TO BRING IT BACK IN HERE SO UNFORTUNATELY NOT ABLE TO OPEN THE ZIPPER LANE THIS MORNING. 2;45-2:53 THEY WERE ABLE TO TAKE SOME PARTS OFF THE SECOND ZIPMOBILE AND PUT IT INTO THE ONE ZIP MOBILE SO WE'LL BE ABLE TO DEPLOY IT ON TUESDAY after the six hours --as you can see--- the zip mobile is running. It'll be ready for Tuesday. a SIGH of relief for the drivers of the estimated 4- thousand VEHICLES that use the zipper lane each day. 3:02 IT SHOWS HOW IMPORTANT THE ZIPPERLANE IS OBVIOUSLY EVERYONE SAW THE TRAFFIC THIS MORNING AND THE NEED FOR that IS REALLY GREAT Parts are on their way and the second zip mobile should be up and running by the end of the month. Usually.... The zip mobiles are switched off to avoid wear and tear. The zipperlane and zip mobiles are operated by Safety Systems--under contract to the state. Safety systems must pay the state 6500 dollars a day that the zipper lane is unable to open and the zip mobiles are inoperable. Coming up -- hunters -- HOLD YOUR FIRE.