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State still trying to reduce visibility of old lane stripes

By June Watanabe

POSTED: 07:30 a.m. HST, Jul 23, 2014

~~<p><strong>Question:</strong> When will the striping on the H-1 freeway between Kahala and First Avenue be clearly marked? Especially during the evening time, it is difficult to distinguish the lines for each lane as you're driving. I believe an accident will occur because of this.</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> The state Department of Transportation is still grappling with how to cover the distracting markings left by its &quot;Dowel Retrofit Pavement Preservation Project&quot; that began in 2011 along the oldest stretch of the H-1 freeway. Initially, the DOT said it did not plan to remove or cover the areas where steel rods were inserted into the roadway to reinforce the freeway's pavement joint, expecting the thousands of rectangular markings to fade over time. But that hasn't happened.</p>
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Question: When will the striping on the H-1 freeway between Kahala and First Avenue be clearly marked? Especially during the evening time, it is difficult to distinguish the lines for each lane as you're driving. I believe an accident will occur because of this.

Answer: The state Department of Transportation is still grappling with how to cover the distracting markings left by its "Dowel Retrofit Pavement Preservation Project" that began in 2011 along the oldest stretch of the H-1 freeway. Initially, the DOT said it did not plan to remove or cover the areas where steel rods were inserted into the roadway to reinforce the freeway's pavement joint, expecting the thousands of rectangular markings to fade over time. But that hasn't happened. Login for more...



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