Noticing smoother roads as you commute around The Gathering Place?

Honolulu’s departments of Design and Construction and of Facility Maintenance are credited for surpassing the repaving goal for 2016 by completing 332 lane miles on Oahu.

Under Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s repaving plan announced in January 2013, the city has repaved 1,309 lane miles of roads that were rated “in less than fair condition, and is well on track to achieve the mayor’s goal of 1,500 lane miles within the five year time-frame he set four years ago.”

That’s according to a press release from the city Wednesday.

Bicyclist shares road with cars along Kalakaua Ave in Waikiki. 3.6.14 ©PF Bentley/Civil Beat
Keeping the town town: Kalakaua Avenue is due for some fixin’. PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Upcoming projects this year will include the repaving of N. King Street, Kalakaua and Nuuanu avenues in town, and projects in Makaha, Makakilo-Kapolei, Waialua and St. Louis Heights.   

“This unprecedented repaving effort has improved the daily commute of tens of thousands of Honolulu residents, while also ensuring roads that are deemed in good to satisfactory condition remain that way for years to come,” said Caldwell. “The city will continue its comprehensive repaving effort in 2017, with the goal of completing another 300 lane miles or more over the next twelve months.”

In addition to long-term road reconstruction, the city says it has “patched more than 162,000 pot holes, crack sealed more than 835,000 linear feet of roadway, slurry sealed nearly 99 lane miles and applied seal coat to more than 55 lane miles over the past four years.”

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