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Mayor: Repaving of Honolulu streets is on target

HONOLULU (AP) - Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell says road crews are approaching the halfway point of the goal to repave 300 miles of degraded Oahu roads by the end of the year.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports the Department of Design and Construction puts the figure at 139 lane miles as of June 30.

Caldwell says the city has 25 repaving projects costing $200 million that are underway are about to start.

Repairs in 2013 are part of a 5-year goal to repave 1,500 of Honolulu's 3,500 lane miles and address a long-standing need to fix potholes.

The Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit research firm TRIP in 2011 concluded that Honolulu had some of the worst streets in the nation. The firm said bad roads cost drivers nearly $600 in annual added car repair.

Related story: Aggressive road repaving plan announced

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