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
Click here to view the PDF of this report. TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 516: Tack Coat Specifications, Materials, and Construction Practices provides state agencies across the United States with guidance as they reevaluate their tack coat specifications, the materials they use, and the practices by which the tack coats are placed.… Continue reading Tack Coat Specifications, Materials, and Construction Practices
Often the design of porous asphalt pavements is focused on how well the pavement will handle water, not traffic. For most parking lots and light-duty surfaces this may be a reasonable approach, but as public agencies look to use full-depth porous asphalt pavements on roadways a traditional structural design methodology is needed. Written by Charles… Continue reading Structural Design Guidelines for Porous Asphalt Pavements (July 2018)