Effectiveness of speed radar signs

August is Back-to-School Safety Month. With summer coming to an end, more than 200,000Hawaii studentswilltravel Hawaii’s streets throughout the upcoming academic year. The buses, cars, and bikes they use share the roadways with drivers like you. Trying to manage traffic around schools can be a difficult challenge with balancing the need for safety and the communities need to reduce congestion.

Community groups facing tough speeding challenges look for creative, cost effective solutions that make smart use of available funding. Municipalities need to know that speeding enforcement dollars are spent on programs that will affect real benefits in their community. One solution of radar speed signs have been studied for effectiveness and tested in the field. City & County of Honolulu officials should consider this effective driver feedback method for deployment in problematic speed zones. There are two case studies of real towns that have used dynamic radar speed signs and have shown significant improvement in reducing speeding and speeding citations.

In King County, Washington they used radar speed signs to reduce the speed on 100th Ave. NE near an elementary school and a high school. Engineers determined that road restructuring for choke points or curb build-outs would have negative impact on emergency response in the area. The community groups were pleased with the results of the study featuring our TraffiCalm radar speed sign and the police department saw a marked decrease in traffic complaints, speeding and traffic accidents.

The Police in Tigard, Oregon were looking to increase pedestrian safety near a high school The posted limit was 20 MPH but police were regularly citing drivers going 40 MPH or faster. Using additional police patrols proved effective but drivers were speeding again when patrols stopped. Using the TraffiCalm driver feedback signs proved effective even 6 months after they had been installed and citations along that stretch of road is down 66%.

Using a driver feedback system like TraffiCalm has, can be a cost effective approach to solving traffic speeding problems and give lasting results by using a permanent or intermittent installation.

We wish everyone a happy and safe start to the new school year.


Job Site Preparation for Hurricane



A winning effort begins with preparation.


Hawaii’s hurricane season lasts from June 1 through Nov. 30. Most of Hawaii's tropical cyclones happen in August, according to (NOAA) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

For the latest news on any weather warnings:

National Weather Service Forecast Office Honolulu

For the latest news on any hurricane warnings:

National Weather Service Central Pacific Hurricane Center

Just as you prepare your home and family for an impending hurricane, it’s important to prepare construction job sites. Planning ahead now can make a big difference in how well construction sites fair during the storm. Local emergency operations officials and the National Weather Service will provide hurricane landfall probabilities. Approximately 60 to 48 hours before the hurricane is expected to make landfall, consider canceling the delivery of building materials to all job sites except any materials needed to secure the building site from storm damage.

National Work Zone Awareness Week


National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) 4/9/2018-4/13/2018is an annual spring campaign held at the start of construction season to encourage safe driving through highway work zones. The key message is for drivers to use extra caution in work zones.

This year's theme is-"Work Zone Safety: Everybody's Responsibility"

Go Orange Day is Wednesday, April 11.

Offices at A&B, GP, GPRM, GPRS employees across the state wore orange to proudly show their support of work zone safety. Go Orange Day and NWZAW is an important time to show our support for our family of roadway traffic safety professionals and, especially to the families of victims who have lost their lives in work zones.


Stormwater Management and Spill Containment Affecting Hawaii

Property Management Professionals

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Discussion presented at the Hawaii Buildings, Facilities and Property Management Expo March 7, 2018 by Cary Winters, QSSP of UltraTech International. Relayed by Bradley Tom

Cary discussed key considerations on getting Hawaii property owners compliant with the changing EPA, Hawaii and Federal regulations relating to stormwater and hazardous spill problems they face. With outlining plans and bottom line minimums controls that need to be in place to prevent citation from government agencies. He will also go over BMPs that all Hawaii property managers should be implementing for our environment’s health.

Cary goes over the following:

  • Basics of stormwater management
  • Federal regulations and which properties are regulated
  • Hawaii revised statutes
  • Federal Clean Water Act of 1972
  • EPA requirements affecting companies
  • 11 industrial category phase
  • Best Management Practices (BMP)
  • 6 minimum control measures for stormwater management programs
  • Several cases of violations
  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)
  • Permit requirements
  • Types of products used to meet BMPs
  • EPA’s amended Spill Prevention, Control & Countermeasure (SPCC) regulation
  • What you need to do to prepare your facility to meet the SPCC plan

Charles Brown hired for Oahu Outside Sales Representative


February 2018

We are pleased to announce that Charles Brown is now our new Outside Sales Representative for Oahu. Charles will represent G P Roadway Solutions to Hawaii's construction and facility maintenance community by nurturing existing accounts and developing new business relationships. Please contact Charles should you need things like personal protective equipment, parking lot signs & equipment. Charles was previously a business consultant for North American Bancard and graduated from Hampton University.

How to Reduce the Potential for Heat Stress in the Work Place

By Brad Tom

Care must be taken in these summer month for our Hawaii workers who are exposed to extreme heat or work outdoorsand may be at risk of heat stress. Heat stress can result in heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, or heat rashes. Heat can also increase the risk of injuries in workers as it may result in sweaty palms, fogged-up safety glasses, and dizziness. There is also the hazard of burns from accidental contact with hot surfaces or steam.

Workers at risk of heat stress include workers in hot environments such as construction workers, firefighters, bakery workers, farmers, and factory workers. Greater care must be taken for those who are over 65 years of age, are overweight, have heart disease, high blood pressure, or take medications that may be affected by extreme heat because these workers are more susceptible.

National Work Zone Awareness Week


G P Family of companies goes Orange for National Work Zone Awareness Week April 3-7, 2017. An annual spring campaign held at the start of the new construction season to encourage safe driving through highway work zones. The key message is for drivers to use extra caution in work zones. The G P family of companies showed their support for our co-workers and the roadway construction industry by wearing orange on this Go Orange Day April 5, 2017. This is in support especially for the families of victims who have lost their lives in work zones.

Grace Pacific Paving for Farrington High School


In February 2015, a ground breaking ceremony for the renovation of the athletic field took place at Farrington High School (FHS). "A lot of our kids and their families, they bleed maroon and white. So for something like this to happen in their time, it's a big boon for our community," said FHS Principal Al Carganilla.

The project includes the demolition of the existing football field, running track and tennis courts, and construction of a new football field with synthetic turf, and a new 6-lane synthetic surface running track. Also included in the scope of work are new locker rooms, restrooms, office/storage rooms, bleachers, field lighting, scoreboards and ticket booths.

Parking Lot Safety Seminar

By Travis Furumoto

Earlier this week we had Lisa Garfinkle from GNR Technologies visit us and give a presentation on Parking Lot Safety, focusing on using recycled rubber products. Lisa spoke about:

  • how to keep drivers and pedestrians safe
  • how to reduce facility maintenance costs
  • why rubber products are more cost-effective than concrete products
  • how your property benefits from using recycled solutions