Mayor Caldwell claims the City has repaved more than 2,000 lane miles on O'ahu
Since January 2013, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell claims the City has re-paved more than 2,000 lane miles on O'ahu.
According to Caldwell, the City has jurisdiction over about 3,500 lane miles overall, making roads better he says, is one of his top priorities.
When it comes to material, the City believes asphalt is better than concrete.
"It's kind of like with the money you have what's the best bang for your dollar and I think asphalt which is the proven repaving method probably around this country on mainly on main city roads is where we went to get to the 2000 lane miles," Mayor Caldwell said.
"Our real focus now is on preventive maintenance. To keep the good roads good and by using crack seal, slurry seal, and seal coating we can extend the life of a street well beyond the seven years or the five years that it's expected to last," Facility maintenance Director and Chief Engineer Ross Sasamura said.
Next, road work is planned for South King Street fronting Honolulu Hale, Punchbowl Street, and parts of Downtown Honolulu.
The City also claims it's repaired 16,000 potholes this year, to report a pothole, call (808)768-7777.