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Pothole Repairs on Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell's List of Priorities

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced a plan Monday to fix and repave all city roads needing repair in the next five years.

His five-year plan calls on work crews to repave several thousand street segments worn down by the island's wet weather and heavy traffic. The plan involves repaving 900 miles of road over the next three years and floating $150 million in bonds.

The city, which governs the entire island of Oahu, is boosting its budget of $77 million on roadwork in fiscal year 2012 to about $100 million in fiscal year 2013, according to the Honolulu Star Advertiser.

A survey last fall of the city's 3,500 lane-miles of roads found nearly 57% of Oahu roads were in good or adequate condition, while nearly 16 percent were in degraded condition and nearly 28% were rated unsatisfactory, the lowest category, according to the news report.

Caldwell's office released two lengthy lists of streets so degraded that they've been deemed "unsatisfactory" by city officials. One list details more than 3,000 road segments slated for repaving in the next five years, and the other has more than 760 segments where a roadwork project is already under way.

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