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Busting Some Myths About Oahu’s Bad Roads

Busting Some Myths About Oahu's Bad Roads

Island Voices – Amy C. Brown I recently used my University of Hawaii researching skills to study Hawaii’s failing roads and busted the following myths: » It’s a war on potholes. False. Potholes are due to water seeping through asphalt coverings that crack due to thinness. Water partially dissolves the […]

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Major Road Project Could Have Serious impact for H-1 drivers

Major Road Project Could Have Serious impact for H-1 drivers

A busy stretch of the H-1 Freeway is going to get some major TLC, but it will come with a major headache for hundreds of thousands of drivers. The $42 million H-1 Freeway Rehabilitation Project could begin as early as September. Work will be done at night […]

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Mayor Caldwell Sees Daylight on Repaving Streets

Mayor Caldwell Sees Daylight on Repaving Streets

Six months after announcing an ambitious push to fix the city streets in most need of repair, Mayor Kirk Caldwell says work remains on course to repave 300 lane miles of degraded road on Oahu this year. Road crews have repaved 139 lane miles across the island […]

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Repairing Oahu’s State Highways is a Group Effort

Repairing Oahu's State Highways is a Group Effort

Island Voices – Glenn M. Okimoto, Director, Hawaii Department of Transportation I’d like to share with you the Hawaii Department of Transportation’s mission to improve Oahu’s aging critical infrastructure.  As part of Gov. Neil Abercrombie’s “New Day in Hawaii” initiatives, our highways division is dedicated to improving […]

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2013 Highway Report Reveals Worst State Highway Systems In U.S. (HI is #3)

2013 Highway Report Reveals Worst State Highway Systems In U.S. (HI is #3)

Forget what you think you know about the United States’ crumbling infrastructure. The simple truth is that the American public highway system has been steadily improving for at least two decades — at least according to David Hartgen, Emeritus Transportation Professor at UNC Charlotte . . . […]

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Compilation: State Spends Big on Roads, Gets Poor Return

Compilation: State Spends Big on Roads, Gets Poor Return

Hawaii has the smallest state highway system in the nation and spends nearly the most among all the states to maintain its roads. But the Aloha State still ranked 48th out of 50 in overall performance and efficiency for its state highways, a new study by a […]

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KHON2 Report Prompts Road fix in Wahiawa

KHON2 Report Prompts Road fix in Wahiawa

A contractor hired by the city for repaving work in Wahiawa left a steep drop-off from one resident’s driveway, causing damage to her car. The contractor, Road and Highway Builders, LLC, was also hired to lay bus pads on Mokapu Boulevard in Kailua. The project left open […]

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2 Road Work Complaints on Oahu Appear to be Linked to the Same Contractor

2 Road Work Complaints on Oahu Appear to be Linked to the Same Contractor

After KHON2 reported about a mainland contractor who left open trenches in Kailua, KHON2 uncovered even more concerns.  The same contractor the state used in Kailua, was also hired by the city for re-paving work in Wahiawa. (source: KHON2, click here for video report and complete story)

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Compilation: Mokapu Boulevard Road Repairs

Compilation: Mokapu Boulevard Road Repairs

Road work on Mokapu Boulevard was recently in the news about the construction of the bus pads. But a look back shows that it has been in the news from the beginning of the project. Below is a compilation of stories about the project: Kailua residents blame […]

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Kailua bicyclist seriously injured after falling into gaping hole left by road work

Kailua bicyclist seriously injured after falling into gaping hole left by road work

There are gaping holes in several locations on Mokapu Boulevard. Over the weekend, a woman fell into one and was seriously injured. (source: KHON2, click here for news report) The comments at the end of the story are interesting.

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