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Hawaii Department of Transportation testing asphalt mixes designed to improve pavement, environment

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The Hawaii Department of Transportation and partners on Tuesday demonstrated a new road paving method using recycled plastic. At top, trucks lined up on Fort Weaver Road to begin paving.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    The Hawaii Department of Transportation and partners on Tuesday demonstrated a new road paving method using recycled plastic. At top, trucks lined up on Fort Weaver Road to begin paving.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The plastic pellets used for the test were acquired from the mainland. Above, Ed Sniffen, middle, DOT deputy director for highways, explained the process.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    The plastic pellets used for the test were acquired from the mainland. Above, Ed Sniffen, middle, DOT deputy director for highways, explained the process.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                 Above, workers applied asphalt incorporating recycled plastic Tuesday on Fort Weaver Road. The overall paving project is expected to finish in July.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

     Above, workers applied asphalt incorporating recycled plastic Tuesday on Fort Weaver Road. The overall paving project is expected to finish in July.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Above, workers applied asphalt incorporating recycled plastic Tuesday on Fort Weaver Road. The overall paving project is expected to finish in July.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Above, workers applied asphalt incorporating recycled plastic Tuesday on Fort Weaver Road. The overall paving project is expected to finish in July.

The Hawaii Department of Transportation began paving a road in Ewa Beach with a mix of plastic and asphalt Tuesday in a test that, if successful, could lead to more sustainable roadways and less trash in the islands. Read more

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