State restores lights along H-1 Freeway through Kaimuki

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If you’ve driven along the H-1 Freeway through Kaimuki recently, you may have noticed how dark it is.

The lights were out in both directions between University and 6th avenues.

A viewer alerted us of the outage last week, so we asked the state Department of Transportation for answers.

On Tuesday, we learned there may be an issue with the lighting circuit.

“In certain areas where the transformers are old, they are causing some issues with the LEDs,” said department spokeswoman Shelly Kunishige. “There are about eight transformers on the island that were causing those issues and we are getting them fixed.”

On Wednesday morning, crews inspected the circuit and replaced a damaged wire.

All lights should be working properly starting Wednesday evening.

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