2019, Asphalt Pavements, Hawaii

SMA Strategy in Hawaii

Hawaii Public Radio recently interviewed HDOT Highways Division Deputy Director Ed Sniffen regarding his agency’s pavement maintenance program. The 10-minute interview focuses on general pavement maintenance philosophy and Hawaii’s increasing use of stone matrix asphalt (SMA) as a strategy to reduce life-cycle costs and user delay.

There is particular discussion of Pali Highway, one of three arterial roads that connect the windward side of Oahu to downtown Honolulu. A recent rainstorm caused a massive landslide that will close half the highway through August until slope stabilization is achieved.

Click here to hear the interview titled “Asphalt Used to Pave Roads.”

Post courtesy of NAPA Action News