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Oahu motorists have long complained about the poor condition of our roads, prompting Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s new plan to spend $150 million to get ahead of the problem.

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Honolulu ranks 13th in nation for poor roads

Honolulu's pothole-plagued roads have improved in recent years but local drivers still pay a heavy toll in car-repair costs to use them, a D.C.-based transportation research group found. Read more

District 9: Share of bad roads is isle’s highest

District 9 boasts has nearly 390 lane-miles of city-owned road — and it earns the dubious distinction of having the lowest share of roads in satisfactory condition and the highest share in substandard condition. Read more

District 3: Less than 1 lane mile of road ‘failed’

A survey done late last fall found that 73.1 percent of District 3's city-owned roads were in "fair" condition or better, which is slightly better than the 72.2 percent of city roads islandwide found to be in fair shape or better. Read more

Roadwork practices slammed in ’05 audit

After a growing chorus of Hono­lulu motorists complained that thousands of potholes plaguing the streets were wrecking their cars, the city auditor's office decided to take a hard look at its roadwork practices. Read more

Isle climate harsh on asphalt

Asphalt industry experts say it's difficult to judge which climate is worse on pavement — the warm, wet tropical weather of areas such as Hawaii or the freezing temperatures in regions such as the Midwest. Read more

Limited road-repair funds hamper Portland

As Honolulu appears to finally shift into high gear to rid its roads of widespread potholes, other cities are grappling with how to do more with less as they maintain their streets. Read more

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