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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

DAVID Y. IGE

GOVERNOR

 

JADE T. BUTAY

DIRECTOR

For Immediate Release: Jan. 11, 2019

19-0025

 

PUNCHBOWL STREET AND SCHOOL STREET ONRAMP CLOSURES TO WESTBOUND H-1 FREEWAY FOR GUARDRAIL IMPROVEMENTS START SUNDAY NIGHT, JAN. 13

 

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) alerts Oahu motorists that the Punchbowl Street onramp tunnel and the School Street onramp will be closed next week on Sunday night, Jan. 13, 2019 through Friday morning, Jan. 18, 2019 from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m., for shoulder and guardrail improvement work. See below for schedule and locations.

 

Sunday night, Jan. 13, 2019 through Monday morning, Jan. 14, 2019

 

The Punchbowl Street onramp tunnel will be closed, preventing access to the westbound H-1 Freeway and the Kailua-bound Pali Highway. Motorists will be detoured to access either route via Vineyard Boulevard.

 

Monday night, Jan. 14, 2019 through Friday morning, Jan. 18, 2019

 

The School Street onramp to the westbound H-1 Freeway will be closed. Motorists on School Street will be detoured to Palama Street and Vineyard Boulevard to access the H-1 Freeway.

 

Future closures of these ramps are necessary and will be sent out in our weekly lane closure news releases.

 

In addition to the ramp closures, two lanes will be closed on the H-1 Freeway in both directions on Sunday night, Jan. 13, 2019 through Friday morning, Jan. 18, 2019 from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m., nightly. Eastbound lanes will be closed between the Palama Street underpass and the Liliha Street overpass. Westbound lanes will be closed between the Vineyard Boulevard offramp (Exit 22) and the Liliha Street overpass.

 

HDOT urges motorists to drive with caution near the work zone and to allow for extra travel time to reach their destinations. GoAkamai.org provides up-to-the-minute traffic conditions and travel time information.

 

Updates will be sent out via the Department’s Facebook and Twitter accounts and posted to the Roadwork section of HDOT’s website.

 

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