State seeks public input on plan to widen H-1 Freeway eastbound to 5 lanes

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HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is asking for public opinion over H-1 Freeway eastbound improvement plans.

HDOT will be holding two virtual public meetings to discuss the Ola Lane to Likelike Highway Offramp Project on Wednesday, Jan. 5, and Thursday, Jan. 6.

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Improvements will focus on safety and congestion at the Middle Street merge of the H-1 and H-201 Moanalua Freeways.

HDOT reported their plan is that the freeway will be widened to five lanes from Ola Lane to the Likelike off-ramp and the Gulick Avenue bridge will be raised six inches.

The virtual public meetings will be held using Microsoft Teams:

Wednesday, Jan. 5, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Click here for meeting link or call 1-808-829-4853. Conference ID: 344 253 388#

Thursday, Jan. 6, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Click here for meeting link or call 1-808-829-4853. Conference ID: 957 871 164#

Anyone who cannot attend the virtual meetings can review the project plans at the OEQC website.

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Comments can be sent via email to the HDOT project manager, Ms. Holly Yuen, at holly.yuen@hawaii.gov or to the HDOT Public Affairs Office at 869 Punchbowl St. Honolulu, HI 96813. The deadline for comments is Jan. 15, 2022.

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