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Redouble fixes of bad state roads


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 03, 2013

~~<p>Hawaii's state-maintained road system ranks near the bottom while spending money on it is near the top, according to a new study of the nation's highways. With serious economic problems having passed, the state &mdash; and the city &mdash; must redouble efforts in efficiency and make road repairs that last.</p>
<p>The study by the Reason Foundation's Annual Highway Report has found that Hawaii's road system, the nation's smallest, is among those in the worst condition. The study reports that none of its roads totaling 1,011 miles were in poor condition in 1989 but 27 percent were in bad shape in 2009, more than five times the national average and worst in the country by a long shot.</p>
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Hawaii's state-maintained road system ranks near the bottom while spending money on it is near the top, according to a new study of the nation's highways. With serious economic problems having passed, the state — and the city — must redouble efforts in efficiency and make road repairs that last.

The study by the Reason Foundation's Annual Highway Report has found that Hawaii's road system, the nation's smallest, is among those in the worst condition. The study reports that none of its roads totaling 1,011 miles were in poor condition in 1989 but 27 percent were in bad shape in 2009, more than five times the national average and worst in the country by a long shot. Login for more...



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