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Mayor: 317 lane-miles of roads repaved this year

By Marcel Honoré

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LAST UPDATED: 03:44 p.m. HST, Oct 07, 2013


About 317 lane-miles of city road have been paved across Oahu so far this year, keeping a new effort to repair the island's crumbling roads on pace, city officials said today.

Mayor Kirk Caldwell set a goal in January to repave 1,500 of Honolulu's more than 3,500 lane-miles in the next five years, so road crews would have to repair 300 lane-miles on average each year.

A new report released by the mayor's office this morning indicates the 317 repaved lane-miles done so far this year are spread around the island, including in McCully-Moiliili, Hawaii Kai, Mililani, Wahiawa, Kapolei and other areas.




Mayor's Road Report




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mcc wrote:
We are still number 13 in terrible roads.
on October 7,2013 | 09:53AM
serious wrote:
Now, if we had a state lottery, we could do it all in one year!!!
on October 7,2013 | 09:54AM
mikethenovice wrote:
Keep it as a big "IF".
on October 7,2013 | 07:11PM
pts22 wrote:
Exit #22 Kinau with it's new striping hs become the most dangerous exit in Hawaii! Something should be done right away. It's ridiculous the way it is now. Been there three times, almost had three accidents. It makes NO sense!
on October 7,2013 | 10:57AM
Wazdat wrote:
DOT = INCOMPETENCE
on October 7,2013 | 11:09AM
Wazdat wrote:
Road crews normally repair some 300 lane-miles on average each year.

And this is WHY we have such a HUGE PROBLEM. Hawaii does not like to MAINTAIN ANYTHING....silly


on October 7,2013 | 11:08AM
Kuniarr wrote:
317 lane miles of road have been paved is mere propaganda because 317 lane miles can actually be only 158.5 miles of 2-lane roads or 79.25 miles of 4-lane roads.
on October 7,2013 | 11:31AM
OldDiver wrote:
Silly.
on October 7,2013 | 05:00PM
Publicbraddah wrote:
Don't get me wrong. I really appreciate the work on the roads as some really need it. However, and I've seen this question in Kokua Line, why are roads that don't need repaving being repaved??? It's a waste of time, money, material, and manpower that could be used elsewhere. Also, the completion date of road repaving could be moved up by months or even years. The answer provided by Kokua Line sounds more like an excuse and not an answer. Transportation department, please answer.
on October 7,2013 | 01:47PM
mcc wrote:
They are paving them so they can dig them up again to put new water mains, then digging up again to put new sewer lines. Jobs forever.
on October 7,2013 | 04:06PM
Big C wrote:
Hmmm. Looking at the picture, there seems to be a lot of men, wearing reflective clothing, that appear to be "supervising" instead of actually "working."
on October 7,2013 | 02:29PM
primo1 wrote:
Union regulations.
on October 7,2013 | 04:01PM
localguy wrote:
Exactly. Union contracts require one supervisor and one safety manager per construction worker. Can you say "Featherbedding?" I knew you could.
on October 7,2013 | 04:21PM
localguy wrote:
Kirky boy can repave all the roads he wants. Sorry to say in most cases at the 3 year mark the asphalt is already coming apart. Kam IV highway by the police station in Kalihi was repave and within 18 months you started seeing small pot holes forming for about 1.5 miles. Real quality paving. In Kaneohe on Hui Kelu St it was repaved in three strips. 1st strip started degrading, turning in to loose gravel just after one year. Yes, we can pave all we want, just can't make the paving last like they do in other countries like Japan. Oh. That's right. Against union contracts to have paving last longer than 5 years. Taking away union jobs. What a waste of tax payer's money. Kirky boy kow towing to his union bosses again.
on October 7,2013 | 04:19PM
kiragirl wrote:
I do not see Waialae Avenue on the list. Liliha Street too.
on October 7,2013 | 04:43PM
Anonymous wrote:
I think Waialae is under #9, "unit 57" in Kaimuki.
on October 7,2013 | 06:18PM
syhud wrote:
Funny how the mayor comes out with these figures right after Hawaii ranked 13th in terrible roads. So obvious don't you think? And can someone PLEASE explain to me why South Beretania is never paved?
on October 7,2013 | 05:48PM
mrluke wrote:
Too bad that none of those 317 miles is in my neighborhood, or anyway near where I drive.
on October 7,2013 | 06:22PM
mikethenovice wrote:
Next time do the main roads with the worst potholes like the Pali Highway instead of a seldom off street with a few potholes like Mokapu Drive in Kailua.
on October 7,2013 | 07:11PM
mikethenovice wrote:
317 miles in the last thirty years? Tell me when to jump up and cheer.
on October 7,2013 | 07:13PM
sailfish1 wrote:
I hope they figured out a way to make the repairs last longer than in the past. Fixing the same roads over and over is a waste of money - of course that's job security for the road crews.
on October 7,2013 | 07:33PM
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