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(Wed., Nov. 9, 2011)—The Department of Transportation Services (DTS) is alerting morning commuters to anticipate temporary closures of major roads including H-1 Freeway or Nimitz Highway on Thursday, November 10, as certain dignitaries arrive and travel to Waikiki for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leader’s Conference this weekend.

“If you plan to drive on Thursday morning, we strongly urge you to check with media or information sources prior to getting on the road,” said DTS director Wayne Y. Yoshioka.  “The City continues to remind the public to please plan ahead.”

Recommendations for motorists include:

·        Avoid being on the road during that time, if possible.

·        If you need to be on the road during that time, leave early as possible.

·        Take steps to prepare for a potential major delay.

·        Make sure your vehicle is in good operating order.

·        Be sensitive to other drivers and follow the instructions of law enforcement.

Similar closures will temporarily impact traffic throughout the Veteran’s Day weekend, including Friday evening when President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are scheduled to arrive in Honolulu to attend the APEC summit.

Other traffic information can be found at or by calling 768-8305 between 7:45 am and 4:30 pm.  The public may also sign up for Nixle alerts or stay informed on Twitter (@hnl_info or @hnldts).


Contact: Department of Transportation Services Director Wayne Y. Yoshioka 768-8303