Portion of Moanalua Fwy. scheduled to close through weekend as BWS crews fix water main break


HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Board of Water Supply (BWS) will close two westbound lanes of Moanalua Freeway near the Fort Shafter exit at 10 p.m. Friday, June 18 through the weekend, to fix a 42-inch water main break in the area.

The Fort Shafter/Ahua Street exit will be closed.

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BWS officials said the main break occurred near the Fort Shafter/Ahua Street exit around 2:53 p.m.

Officials said the water main appears to have been damaged by a contractor who was working in the area. The following traffic control measures are scheduled to be in effect:

  • Expect 24/7 lane closures on the Moanalua Freeway from the H-1 Freeway split until the Fort Shafter on-ramp in the westbound direction
  • On Sunday, June 20, two right, westbound lanes will be closed all day through Monday morning.
  • Starting Monday, June 21, weekday closure of one right westbound lane from 4:00 a.m. through10:00 p.m. This will allow an additional open lane for weekday, daytime traffic.
  • From 10:00 p.m. through 4:00 a.m., weekday closure of two right westbound lanes from the H‐1 split.
  • There will be signage and cones to direct drivers.
  • The Fort Shafter / Ahua Street exit will remain closed 24/7 until repairs are completed.

BWS crews are coordinating with Department of Transportation officials and police to minimize traffic impacts to motorists.

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