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City's island-wide repaving project ahead of schedule

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Since Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced his road repaving goals in January 2013, nearly 960 lane miles of roads have been repaved. This year alone, more than 255 lane miles have been repaved across the island, according to the city.

Most of the roads repaved were in the Honolulu, Palolo, windward Oahu and Mililani areas.

The city said it is 59 miles ahead of Caldwell’s goal of repaving 300 lane miles every year for a period of five years. Caldwell said more companies are bidding for contracts, which is speeding up the process.

 "So the good news is its generated more interest and of course these companies look down the road in when we're gonig to be finished in two years," Caldwell said. "But I think with the supreme court ruling on Hoopili, there's going to be a lot more repaved roads out there."

More than 51,000 potholes have been filled in 2015, which is an average of 139 potholes a day.

The city's repaving plans for 2016 targets the busy roads in town and Kaukonahua Road in Waialua.

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