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Damage to Mapele Road triggers blame game

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KRYSTLE MARCELLUS / KMARCELLUS@STARADVERTISER.COM

Property owners say the city should fix the portion of Mapele Road in Kahaluu that collapsed during recent heavy rain. The city says that because the original developers never turned theroad over to city ownership, it is not responsible for major reconstruction.

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KRYSTLE MARCELLUS / KMARCELLUS@STARADVERTISER.COM

Mapele Road property owners say they will take their concerns over repairs to the road to the Kahaluu Neighborhood Board on Wednesday night. A 1989 legislative study identified morethan 430 Oahu roads with disputed ownership. City officials have said they can’t afford to assume responsibility for all of the private roads.