The Shadow’s Corner: Repairs and safety for Wednesday, March 28, 2012

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.

Kapahi — Kanaele Road

The Shadow: There have been repairs pending on Kanaele Road in Kapahi since rains a year or more ago. Barricades were put up as a temporary fix, but they’re still there. When will guard rails or something else be installed as the permanent fix? This road needs to be brought to “normal” again.

County: Kanaele Road stabilization is a current CIP project, currently in the consultant procurement phase.

Lihu‘e — Haleko Road

The Shadow: On Haleko Road, as you are going down the hill toward Kukui Grove, there is an open area on the left where rubbish is dumped on a regular basis. Who owns that piece of land? Jerome would like to follow up with the landowner to have the rubbish picked up.

County: Grove Farm is the landowner.

Kapahi — Haua‘ala Road

The Shadow: On Haua‘ala Road just past the  church there is a drainage cover that is not even with the road pavement and may be causing an unsafe condition for motorists. As a further locator, this is right next to the Jesus Christ Mission.

County: The Roads Division will investigate and follow up.

Do you have a problem to report to The Shadow? Call Jerome Freitas at 635-3528 or email Visit his website at


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