Street work needed

Editor’s note: Old-timers might still remember the introduction from The Shadow radio program: “Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!” Jerome Freitas, a retired state Department of Transportation worker who is now better known as The Shadow, since 2004 has been meeting with government representatives about problems he has discovered or that have been reported to him, and reporting the county’s responses.

• Lihu‘e — Ulu Ko subdivision

The Shadow: What plans does Public Works have on re-striping the Ulu Ko subdivision? When turning right on Nokekula Street, this road needs to be re-striped with yellow solid double lines.

County: Public Works will be conducting a complete streets retrofit of this subdivision for rights-of-way to fit pedestrian and bicycle facilities by using striping versus infrastructure upgrades. The timeline for this work would be six to 10 months.

• Lihu‘e — Kali Street and Kuhio Highway

The Shadow: This intersection needs a “no left turn” signs for drivers entering Kuhio Highway. Drivers should only be allowed to turn right onto the highway.

County: The Engineering Division investigated and there is a “right turn only” arrow on this street which, by definition, is the “no left turn” signal.

• Lihu‘e — In front of the Annex Building, next to the Historic County Building

The Shadow: Some of the asphalt is cracked in the parking stalls and needs repair.

County:  The Road Division will investigate and scope necessary repair work. This can be completed when we complete the Lihu‘e Civic Center construction — which includes Hardy Street to Rice, Umi Street and Eiwa Street. The construction is slated to go to design-build construction in about six months.

• Lihu‘e — Corner of Kanakolu (3280) at Ehiku (4630) in Isenberg subdivision

The Shadow: The vegetation is overgrown, and you can’t see oncoming traffic when you are pulling out from the stop sign.

County: The Engineering Division is to investigate proper stop bar location and possible vegetation encroachment.


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