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Mililani’s Side Streets Cleared for Paving Before Main Roads

Mililani’s Side Streets Cleared for Paving Before Main Roads

Kokua Line – September 16, 2013 Question: What criteria are used to determine what roads are repaved in Mili­lani? They’re repaving a lot of small side streets that are still in good condition, yet the main avenues, such as Mehe­ula Parkway and Kua­he­lani Avenue, are a thousand […]

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Certain Private Roadways Fall Under City Maintenance

Certain Private Roadways Fall Under City Maintenance

Kokua  Line – September 12, 2013 Question: I notice that the contractor doing repaving work in the Kailua residential area has been resurfacing entry roads owned by private homes. These are not government roadways, but private roads serving only six to eight homes. Who is paying for […]

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NCAT Offers Free Webinars on Warm Mix Asphalt

NCAT Offers Free Webinars on Warm Mix Asphalt

The National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT) is hosting a free webinar series in September intended to facilitate implementation of Warm Mix Asphalt (WMA). Four webinars covering different WMA topics are scheduled; click on the webinar to register: Webinar No. 1 – Introduction and Processes (Sept. 17) […]

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Mainland Repaving Company Helps Honolulu Mayor Fulfill Lofty Goals

Mainland Repaving Company Helps Honolulu Mayor Fulfill Lofty Goals

Tucked behind Barber’s Point, newcomer Road and Highway Builders has taken the unprecedented move of shipping in their business: 55,000 tons of crushed rock every three months. click here for the link to the complete news report (8/13/13).

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Compilation: Night Work on H-1 Likely to Entangle Traffic for up to a Year

Compilation:  Night Work on H-1 Likely to Entangle Traffic for up to a Year

Motorists using the H-1 freeway in town after work and overnight can expect a year’s worth of increased trafficdelays starting this fall as state transportation officials tackle what they say are much-needed repairs on the Oahu’s busiest highway. In September, construction will start on what’s dubbed the H-1 […]

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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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