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… Continue reading SMA Strategy in Hawaii
U.S. state governments face growing challenges attracting, building and retaining critically important talent and workforce skills, according to research by the National Association of State Chief Administrators, conducted in collaboration with global consulting company Accenture and human resources provider NEOGOV. According to the report, chief administrators and HR directors find “difficulty attracting new employees” as… Continue reading Survey: Recruiting, Retaining New Workers Becoming More Difficult for State Governments
The Hawaii DOT is considering swapping gas tax for road-use charge (RUC). Is your state considering the same? The Hawaii DOT will be holding 14 community meetings from late March through early May to gather public feedback on whether to implement a road usage charge or RUC to fund the upkeep of roadways and bridges;… Continue reading Hawaii DOT Seeking Public Feedback on Potential Switch to RUC Fees
The Hawaii Asphalt Paving Industry was invited to submit an article to Road & Bridges magazine. They choose to tell the story of how HAPI members contributed to the success of the Queen Kaahumanu Highway Widening Phase 2. Three years after breaking ground and more than 10 years since the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT)… Continue reading Road Royalty – Queen Kaahumanu
Does your DOT have this situation to resolve? The State Department of Transportation is looking for a long-term solution for access to the Huehue lava tube in Kailua-Kona on Hawaii Island. Click here to see what's being considered. Article and photo courtesy of West Hawaii Today.
Thinlays are a suite of thin-asphalt overlays designed specifically for pavement preservation. With Thinlays, agencies can extend the life of pavements that are in good to fair condition, decreasing life-cycle costs, improving ride, and decreasing roadway noise. The guide, Thinlays for Pavement Preservation (Information Series 141), provides comprehensive guidance on the proper use of Thinlays,… Continue reading NAPA Issues New Thinlay Guidance
The Daniel K. Inouye Highway (DKI), also known as Saddle Road (Route 200), is the most direct cross-island route between east and west Hawaii Island. People use the road for business travel, transport of goods and services, tourism, recreation, shopping and daily commuting. The August 2018 issue of the HAPI newsletter (click here) provides history… Continue reading The Transformation of the Saddle Road