Eroded Slope Repair

The State of Hawaii Department of Transportation, Highways Division, Oahu District (DOT-HWYS) continued repairing areas of erosion along its roadways during 2017. As part of the Permanent Erosion Control Program, DOT-HWYS completed permanent repairs at thirteen sites in 2017, in addition to fourteen sites completed in 2016. These erosion repair projects occurred along the H-1 […]

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Home Water Conservation

Compared to other states across the nation, water conservation has been a prevalent practice throughout Hawaii’s history in which residents are encouraged to proactively conserve our island’s natural resources. From cleaning dishes, taking showers, and flushing toilets, our daily tasks add up and can result in many gallons of water being used every month. Conserving […]

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How To Organize Sustainably

Are you looking to step into spring with a clean start? Look no further than your own home, as one man’s trash can turn into another man’s treasure. Stay organized and try these thrifty DIY crafts to help manage household clutter and keep reusable items from adding up in the garbage.  

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DOT-HWYS Oahu’s Q1 2018 Adopt-A-Highway Champions

Congratulations to Tenrikyo Mission Headquarters of Hawaii, HDOT Highways, Oahu District’s First Quarter 2018 Adopt-A-Highway Champions! Their route is along Vineyard Boulevard to Country Club Road in Nu’uanu. “At Tenrikyo, we teach that by helping our community we too will receive the grace that drives us to be better people for others,” said Noriaki Sakagami […]

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Downspout Filters

Have you ever wondered where storm water runoff from elevated highways and bridges goes? These structures typically have drain inlets that are connected to pipes that convey the storm water, along with trash and other pollutants, to the ground, or storm system below. As part of the Action Plan for Retrofitting Structural BMPs DOT-HWYS recently […]

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Construction BMP Tip: Mulching

Do you have exposed soils on your construction project that need to be protected from water and wind erosion? During construction, ground disturbing activities often result in areas of exposed soils susceptible to erosion. If a prolonged period of time is expected where construction activity will cease or construction activities are complete, stabilizing disturbed areas […]

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Rainy Season Tips

It’s rainy season in Hawaii, and while it has its positive affects, it also leads to pollutants being washed into our storm drains and into the ocean. Here are a few reminders on how you can help to keep our storm drains free of these harmful items.      

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2017 Protect Our Water Conference

The State of Hawaii Department of Transportation (DOT) welcomed approximately 400 at its Annual Protect Our Water Conference at the Pōmaika‘i Ballrooms. A collaboration between the DOT Highways, Airports, and Harbors Divisions, the conference focused on implementing Best Management Practices on construction projects to prevent storm water pollution, and featured various local and mainland speakers.

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DOT-HWYS Oahu’s Q4 2017 Adopt-A-Highway Champions

Congratulations to the Rotary Club of Kapolei Sunset for being HDOT Highways, Oahu District’s Fourth Quarter 2017 Adopt-A-Highway Champions! Their route is along Farrington Highway from Kalaeloa Blvd. overpass in Kapolei to the Koʻolina exit, totaling approximately 1.5 miles. “As volunteers from the Rotary Kapolei Sunset Club, we are dedicated to serving our community by […]

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State launches “Trash Free Hawaii” campaign

“The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Highways Division, Oahu District’s Storm Water Management Program commissioned two new Public Service Announcements (PSAs) as part of its Trash Free Hawaii campaign. The goal of the campaign is to combat littering on Hawaii’s roadways, beaches, and waterways.”

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