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City Road Surveying Goes High Tech

City Road Surveying Goes High Tech

HONOLULU —  Potholes. They’re a part of our roads and they damage our cars. In the past three years, the city has paid more than $20,000 in vehicle damage claims because of road conditions. Now, Honolulu has come up with a new solution to the problem. Oahu’s road […]

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City Council Approves $100 million for Roads

City Council Approves $100 million for Roads

The City Council voted 8-1 on Wednesday to approve a $1.96 billion operating budget and $620 million capital improvements budget for the new fiscal year that begins July 1. while the capital improvements budget is about 7 percent more than Carlisle’s $577 million proposal.  As in the Carlisle […]

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Fuel-Use Savings With Warm Mix Documented

NCAT has presented research showing that warm-mix asphalt may reduce plant fuel use more than was previously realized due to reduced drum casing losses in addition to lower mix temperatures. “The project’s findings surprised many,” said Howard Marks, NAPA Vice President for Environmental Affairs, who attended the […]

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Enough is Enough: Road Crews

Enough is Enough: Road Crews

While many of drivers are heading home for the night, road crews are just getting started. Workers for GP Roadway Solutions are getting ready for the night. They’re installing crash cushions at the Aiea offramp.  Gene Lehano is the superintendent. “Later in the evening, it gets more […]

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APA Hits Back on Price Adjustment Clauses

The Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA) fired back at The Portland Cement Association (PCA) for its recent statements about road construction agencies, and PCA’s claim that “states are losing hundreds of millions of dollars due to outdated bidding policies that favor petroleum-based asphalt over other paving materials.” PCA, in a […]

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New HAPI Member – Crafco, Inc.

New HAPI Member - Crafco, Inc.
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Drivers Feeling Impact of Pothole Fill Shortage

Drivers Feeling Impact of Pothole Fill Shortage

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Oahu’s potholes aren’t being filled as quickly as you might hope because of a shortage of pothole filler. The state downshifted on fixing potholes on Oahu’s freeways, state highways, and roads, because a huge quantity of pothole patch material was needed elsewhere. Because of […]

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Council Members, Mayor Want To Increase Spending On City Roads

“I made it very clear that whatever the number is, they should not be politically influenced at all,” said Chang. “If it’s a hundred million so be it; if it’s more so be it.” Members of the asphalt industry are wary of purchasing new equipment to ramp-up […]

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Council Members, Mayor Want To Increase Spending On City Roads

HONOLULU — Honolulu Mayor Peter Carlisle has proposed spending another $77 million in the coming fiscal year for the rehabilitation of city roads. But in the subsequent five fiscal years, proposed spending drops dramatically: $55 million in FY-2014 and 2015, $50 million in FY-2016, and $45 million for […]

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WMA and RAP – Like Peanut Butter and Jelly

WMA and RAP - Like Peanut Butter and Jelly

Using warm-mix asphalt (WMA) technologies in recycled asphalt pavement (RAP) mixes is a win-win scenario in every respect. The cost benefits are evident—reduced material costs and less fuel usage. Plus, the enhanced workability of warm-mix can facilitate using increased RAP contents, which translates into even greater cost […]

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