Traffic Report Special: HDOT announces full H-1 closures, change at airport

| June 13, 2014 | 0 Comments


Hawaii Department of Transportation
News Release


HONOLULU — The Hawaii Department of Transportation advises motorists of full nighttime H-1 freeway closures, in both directions, and a change to the Honolulu International Airport cell phone waiting lot.

Both the closure and the change at the airport began Thursday evening.


H-1 Freeway

The H-1 Freeway will be closed from the Likelike Highway to the vicinity of Ward Avenue. The closures will take place Sunday nights through Friday mornings, through June 26, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., nightly.

Work will include paving, curing, striping and loop detector installation. Full closures will help expedite the project, as its July completion date gets closer.

All closures are weather dependent; the project schedule will shift due to inclement weather.


For more information and updates, including alternate routes, visit or the HDOT’s weekly lane closures at and follow HDOT on social media #WZAM.

The H-1 Rehab project includes, pavement reconstruction, paving, upgraded lighting, median glare screens, drainage improvements, widening at the Nuuanu Stream Bridge and Palama Separation, and restriping of the freeway to provide four through lanes of traffic in both directions to address traffic congestion.

HDOT urges motorists to be prepared, plan ahead and take alternate routes.



The Aolele Street cell phone waiting lot at Honolulu International Airport, which were located between the Delta and United airlines cargo facilities, were moved up the street ¼-mile in the Diamond Head (east) direction to accommodate construction of a new airport access gate.


The cell phone waiting areas are a convenient option for drivers picking up arriving passengers and eliminating the need for motorists to drive in loops around the airport waiting for arriving passengers to exit baggage claim areas. It also reduces traffic congestion fronting the baggage claim area.

Maps of the cell phone waiting areas are available on the Honolulu International Airport’s website at

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