American Carpet One is the Q4 Adopt A Highway Champion!

DOT’s Q4 2014 Adopt-A-Highway Champions

Congratulations to American Carpet One who has been selected as the Department of Transportation, Highways Division, Oahu District’s Fourth Quarter 2014 Adopt-A-Highway Champions! American Carpet One’s route for the Adopt-A-Highway program is along Sand Island Access Road from Nimitz Highway to Sand Island Park. “Taking part in the Adopt-A-Highway Program has provided a fun way […]

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Studies Find More Evidence of Human Activity Harming Marine Environments

More Evidence of Human Activity Harming Marine Environments

We all know that garbage and chemicals flowing into the ocean are bad news – for people and especially for marine life. Recently two local news articles put that into stark perspective. But the most disturbing report came via a new study in December that says more than five trillion pieces of plastic, collectively weighing […]

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2014 Annual Construction BMP Training Event

Annual BMP Construction Training a Success!

The Hawaii State Department of Transportation, Highways Division, Oahu District’s annual construction BMP training was again a great success this year, as more than 300 contractors and State staff converged upon the Ko‘olau Ballrooms and Conference Center on November 20 for a refresher course on compliance tips, state regulations, and best practices. After a welcome […]

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Stormwater Hawaii and Sea Life Park partnership

SWMP and Sea Life Park Partnership Promotes Storm Water Drain Don’t’s!

The issue of educating the public about keeping Hawaii’s storm water drains clear of all debris, garbage, and chemicals will take front and center at a Department of Transportation, Highways Division, Oahu District (DOT-HWYS) display at Sea Life Park in November. The display will be unveiled on November 8, the same day the park celebrates […]

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DOT erosion control

Governor releases funds for storm water mitigation efforts

In August, Governor Neil Abercrombie released nearly 14 million dollars for State of Hawaii Department of Transportation (DOT) highways and facilities projects. The list included two projects concerning storm water runoff mitigation. DOT Highways received $2,340,000 to be used for construction projects that will allow it to meet storm water runoff permitting requirements as set […]

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DOT’s Q3 2014 Adopt-A-Highway Champions

Congratulations to Bowers+Kubota who has been selected as the Department of Transportation, Highways Division, Oahu District’s Third Quarter 2014 Adopt-A-Highway Champions! "One of the core principles at Bowers+Kubota is family, or ohana, in which we strive to support each other, both personally and professionally.  This core principle extends to our communities as well.  Adopt-A-Highway provides […]

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DOT-HWY at Kahala Mall’s Keiki Day 2014

DOT-HWY’s booth at Kahala Mall’s Keiki Day on Saturday, August 23, was visited by almost 500 people.  Families kept the prize wheel spinning and answers flowing as booth volunteers handed out both prizes and storm water knowledge.  Also, those who volunteered to participate in a brief survey received a tote bag, which can be used […]

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SWMP at the Hawaii Conservation Conference

SWMP “Navigates Change” at 22nd Annual Hawaii Conservation Conference

With the voyages of Hokule‘a and Hikianalia still fresh in peoples’ minds, the 22nd Annual Hawaii Conservation Conference honored Hawaii’s explorers with the theme of “Navigating Change in the Pacific Islands.” From Tuesday, July 15th through Thursday, July 17th at the Hawaii Convention Center, our Storm Water Management team was pleased to have a booth […]

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Adopt-A-Highway Champions, Waianae Baptist Church

DOT’s Q2 2014 Adopt-A-Highway Champions

Congratulations to the Waianae Baptist Church who has been selected as the Department of Transportation’s Second Quarter 2014 Adopt-A-Highway Champions! “We participate in the Adopt-A-Highway program because it helps keep our community clean and makes it a more pleasant place to live,” said Mae Chung, Adopt-A-Highway Team Leader. “People in the community appreciate our efforts, […]

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DOT Adopt a Highway Champs Tripler Army Medical Center Alpha Company

DOT’s Q1 2014 Adopt-A-Highway Champions

Congratulations to the Tripler Army Medical Center Alpha Company who has been selected as the Department of Transportation’s First Quarter 2014 Adopt-A-Highway Champions! “We support this program so that we can give back to the community by providing safe clean roads and picking up trash that could potentially become a hazard,” said CPT. Tameka Tutt, […]

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