Da Shadow’s Corner: Roads needing repair

Q: On Waa Road, off Rice Street near the Chevron, there is no “Dead End” sign and this is a difficult area to turn around. Can a sign be placed at the start of this road?

A: The Public Works Division will place a sign at this location.

Q: Drainage on Keaka Road in Kapaa gets clogged during heavy rains. Is there a long-term solution to this problem?

A: Public Works Roads Division conducted maintenance in this area as a short-term solution, and is actively working with the Engineering Division to address necessary upgrades to the infrastructure as a long-term solution. A timeline of this work is not yet available.

Q: Kealia Road, at entrance, has a large pothole on the post office side.

A: There is no pothole on the roadway, but there is one area at the edge of pavement that will be filled.

Q: Repaint center line of Hoohana Street in Hanamulu.

A: Hoohana Street has received funding for a Safe Routes to School improvement. As part of that project, consultants will be seeking solutions to improve the roadway, which will incorporate traffic calming and safety measures for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists alike.

Parks

Q: Request to replace rusted metal signage posts along the bike path. Signs are in good condition, but posts are deteriorating.

A: The Department of Parks and Recreation is currently in the procurement process to replace these poles.

Waste

Q: What’s the update on MRF?

A: The Materials Recovery Facility is in the Environmental Assessment and preliminary design phase. We are targeting to complete this phase by next year, when Public Works plans to appropriate additional funding for design and then construction. The current timeline projects the MRF to be in operation by 2017.

Lydgate Park

Q: Are there plans to repaint the parking area, including the handicapped curb and speedbump lines? If not, can this be looked at?

A: DOPR will investigate this concern.

Legal

Q: How much was paid in settlements in 2014?

A: In 2014, the county paid a total of $775,000 in out-of-court settlements and $125,000 in a court-facilitated settlement.

Hanamaulu Beach Park

Q: Signage posts near the old pavilion are rusted. Can they be replaced?

A: Yes, the DOPR will assess and replace these posts.

Wailua Golf Course

Q: How often are coconut trees at the golf course trimmed?

A: Coconut trees at the golf course are trimmed twice a year.

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Jerome Freitas can be reached at theshadow96751@gmail.com or 635-3528.

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