What started as a nondescript bump in the road has grown, shifted and wreaked havoc on the Palolo community relying on Waiomao Road for transit.
While the bump has been repaired numerous times, the earth movement in the area continues to worsen the situation, causing new cracks and bumps each time it is fixed. The road now consists of about 1/2 mile of buckled asphalt, lumps, bumps, and dips.
Without proper water diversion and channeling infrastructure, large amounts of rainfall threaten area roads and properties.
Several neighbors have implored the city to expand the scope of their work to repair the infrastructure, and protect the homes, along Waiomao Rd. Situated about a half mile above the main slide at Waiomao Rd and Kuahea St, you might think I'd feel pretty secure. And I did . . . until so many things began shifting and moving around 2016 - 2017.
Update 2021 - After >4 years of reporting leaks, potholes, and running water, the Honolulu Board of Water Supply finally detected a leak in a water line. The leak was fixed and potholes patched. Crossing fingers that was the needed repair and all stays dry and stable in this portion of Waiomao Rd.