Highway work wouldgo faster in Korea

I am a very part-time resident on the North Shore, as I spend most of my time

working in Seoul, Korea. I regularly read The Garden Island on line. Ten years

to widen 10 miles of highway? (“Highway widening could last a decade,” TGI

Sept. 9).

Perhaps a foreign contractor should be utilized. In Korea,

massive six-lane highways through complex, densely populated urban areas are

built in two to four years, including tunnels and numerous overpasses. I would

estimate that the proposed work around around Lihu’e and the Kapa’a bypass wold

be at most a six to nine-month job in Korea, and it would not cost anything

close to $300 million, leaving substantial funds for landscaping and other

aesthetic enhancements.

TOM PINANSKY

Princeville

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