Council to discuss road safety, ADUs

LIHUE — Road safety measures and extending the deadline to apply for building permits will be discussed Wednesday during the Kauai County Council meeting.

Resolution No. 2016-39 seeks to establish crosswalks, striped pedestrian walkways and intersection changes to Waikomo Road.

Citing safety concerns about Koloa’s Waikomo Road, Lyle Tabata, acting county engineer, has recommended crosswalks, marked pedestrian lanes, a one-way street and intersections to the busy road.

Children use Waikomo Road to walk to Koloa Elementary School and the library.

The Department of Public Works also hopes to install a westbound one-way street on Waikomo Road from Kapau to Poipu roads, according to the resolution.

If adopted, the resolution will also allow for pedestrian lanes to be established on the east side of Waikomo Road from Poipu to Kapau roads and from Weliweli to Koloa roads.

Also on Wednesday, the council is also expected to take action on a bill that would extend the deadline to apply for a building permit for an additional dwelling unit. Bill 2636 seeks to extend that until Dec. 30.

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