Q: What are the cones by the flag pole in front of the Lihu‘e post office building on Rice Street there for?
A: If you have driven near the Lihu‘e post office recently, you may have noticed that there are orange cones out front by the flag pole.
To the motorist driving by, it may seem like there is no point for the cones being there, far off the road, so we wanted to know what these cones are being used for.
To get our answer, we spoke to Duke Gonzales, of the Honolulu public affairs and communications section of the U.S. Postal Service in Honolulu.
He replied that the purpose of the cones is simply public safety.
The area which the cones surround is actually an uneven surface in the walk way, he said.
The cones are being used to make pedestrians aware of the potential hazard so that accidents may be avoided, said Gonzales.
The cones will be used until the problem is fixed.
As of this writing, there is no specific date as to when the construction will begin, he explained.
The facilities manager will be flying down to assess the area and begin the project, with hopes to start construction as soon as possible, Gonzales concluded.
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