In 2013, District 6 was found to be the worst for “failed” city roads.
- Remove and/or monitor Asphalt Hawaii Inc.’s 100% monopoly on liquid asphalt imports in Hawaii. Require government contractors to use best practices and proven materials for road repairs, use independent inspectors to ensure contractors are doing it properly.
- Legislation should be passed requiring a minimum asphalt standard of 4 inches or more. Another problem is spreading limited road repair money by using even a thinner layer of asphalt or not replacing the base under the asphalt. The latter process called road “rehabilitation” (replacing up to 15% of the base) or “reconstruction” (removing more than 15% base) is very expensive.
- Stop using car tires to compact pot hole repairs. Pothole and road repairs need to be tested in a lab to ensure less than8% air content; potholes should be compressed with a roller and sealed to prevent water seepage.