A new solid white line appeared overnight that confused a lot of drivers.
"I can't believe what they did back there," one motorist said.
"We have to merge to the left. We thought they were having construction behind there," another motorist said. "There's a lot of illegal driving behind there."
The confusion comes because of a solid line on the H-1 Freeway near the shoulder driving east toward the Kinau Street off ramp. It's a result of on-going work.
"So in order to keep three through lanes open for traffic during the day, we have shifted the lanes over and we have made a wide shoulder lane. That shoulder lane is where crews are going to be working during the day," Department of Transportation spokesperson Caroline Sluyter said.
There were no crews in the shoulder lane Friday morning. Drivers took advantage, crossing the solid line at will.
"People aren't supposed to cross over the solid lane. In the day, when we have workers there, it will be coned. There will be signage, so it will be more obvious. We know it takes a little while for people to get used to the new traffic patterns," Sluyter said.
KHON2 took the drive on the H-1 Freeway. We weren't the only ones caught off guard by the new lane striping.
"Were you messed up by the exit?" KHON2 asked.
"Yes, yes," one driver said.
"What do you think?" KHON2 asked.
"I think they should change it back," the driver said.
That's not likely to happen in the near future. So drivers, be aware!
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