Utility work Sunday, June 26, to close H-1 lanes in ʻAiea from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. as crews upgrade overhead lines

Jun 21, 2022 | PC Community


To improve system reliability, Hawaiian Electric crews will be replacing utility poles and upgrading power lines and electrical equipment near the Kaimakani Street overpass in ʻAiea on Sunday, June 26. The work is scheduled from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., but lane closures on the H-1 Freeway are needed in the area from 6 to 10 a.m.

The pole replacement and other work will take place on Popolo Place and Kulina Street near the Kaimakani overpass. Crews will be working on overhead lines crossing the freeway, forcing the closure of some lanes of the H-1 during a four-hour span starting at 6 a.m.

For the safety of the crews and the public, the work must be done during daylight hours, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Motorists are asked to adjust their driving schedules and routes to avoid the freeway congestion.

Traffic impacts include:

· H-1 eastbound lanes will start to narrow to two lanes prior to the KaÊ»onohi Street overpass until the Ê»Aiea Heights Road overpass, ending at the Kaimakani overpass.

· H-1 westbound lanes begin to narrow to three lanes at H-3 on-ramp exit 13B until the Ê»Aiea/Pearlridge exit 13A, ending after the Kaimakani overpass.

· Westbound Moanalua Freeway starts to narrow to three lanes at Red Hill H-3 on-ramp exit 1E until the Kahuapaani Street overpass, ending after Kaimakani overpass.

Traffic will narrow at the following H-1 on-ramps and off-ramps:

· Westbound at the Halawa on-ramp

· Westbound at the Pearl City on-ramp

· Eastbound at the Ê»Aiea/Moanalua Freeway exit 13A off-ramp

Flagmen and special duty police will provide onsite traffic control. Traffic cones, safety signs and arrow boards will mark the work zones. Motorists are urged to slow down and drive with caution when approaching and passing the work zones.