Kapolei- Oahu’s “Second City” also known as the second urban center for Oahu, hit a milestone on November 2, 2011. The off-ramp at the mauka end of Wakea Street opened, providing access to the expansion of Kapolei. With another channel of access to the city, this means an even denser urban core of commercial and residential community in the future. These buildings could be up to 15 stories tall and zoning allows for shopping centers, offices, and condominiums. The state plans on a second phase of construction in 2013. For more information, please read the article here:
Hawaii transportation officials open new Kapolei interchange
Pacific Business News, November 3, 2011
Hawaii’s Department of Transportation has opened a new interchange on the H-1 freeway in Kapolei whose $18.7 million cost was mostly paid from federal funding and private land donations.
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that construction of the new interchange at the mauka end of Wakea Street, which opened Wednesday, began in July 2009. The newspaper reports that the state plans to begin construction on a second phase in 2013.