Honolulu’s Potholes in the News!

The Honolulu StarAdvertiser and Hawaii News Now recently did a feature on potholes in the City and County of Honolulu (City) – see links and photos below.

The City’s Department of Facility Maintenance (DFM) organized a pothole filling demonstration by their crew and a tour of the Grace Pacific Kalaeloa Asphalt Plant.  The following were in attendance:

  • Ross Sasamura (DFM)
  • Dr. Ricardo Archilla (University of Hawaii)
  • Jon Young (HAPI)
  • Marcel Honore (StarAdvertiser)
  • Lisa Kubota (Hawaii News Now)

Jon Young, Dr. Archilla, and Tim Morris from HAPI Member Crafco also spend time at one of the UH Pavement Treatment test sites with Mr. Honore discussing the research project.

Thanks to HAPI members Grace Pacific and Crafco for their contribution to the following articles and reports:

Honolulu StarAdvertiser (some articles may require a subscription):

After years of neglect crews race to fix roads

Even auto repair workers who profit from potholes unhappy

Waianae waits for city to repave its pothole patched roads

Oahu behind the times road repair experts say

Roads in limbo compound upkeep problems on island

Honolulu StarAdvertiser Editorial (subscription required):

State must do better fixing roadways

Hawaii News Now:

City faces challenges fixing Oahu’s failing roads

Ask the mayor about potholes?

At the UH research site:

At the pothole filling site:

At the Kalaeloa Asphalt Plant:

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