(AP) — The majority of Hawaiʻi’s roads and bridges are threatened by natural hazards and climate change. According to a Department of Transportation report, nearly 60% of the state’s roads and over 75% of its bridges are in danger of impacts from landslides, coastal erosion, sea level rise, storm surges, tsunamis and wildfires, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Monday. Officials said rockfalls and landslides are a major concern, threatening 17% of roads, 32% of bridges, 15% of culverts, and all six of the state’s tunnels. Department of Transportation Deputy Director for Highways Ed Sniffen says the state needs to be more engaged in climate related risks to roads and infrastructure.
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