HONOLULU (KITV) - Starting on July 30th, Piikoi on-ramp heading eastbound onto the H-1 freeway will be closed.

The closure will take place on weekdays during afternoon peak hours from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Department of Transportation says a study found that restricting the on-ramp during PM peak hours will help ease the flow of traffic, increase capacity and reduce travel times on the H-1 freeway.

The afternoon closure will continue for a six-month trial. 

DOT says when the trail period is over it will determine whether or not to make the closure permanent. ?

Signs will be added throughout the area to notify motorist.