Da Shadow: Police substation, crosswalk

w 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 Da 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.


We were informed that the Kapaa Police Department substation at the Kapaa Armory is closed. When will it be reopened?

The Kapaa police substation remains open but has been temporarily relocated to the Kapaa Parks Baseyard while we work to repair the Kapaa Armory. The Department of Parks & Recreation is anticipating going out to bid for the re-roofing project by the end of January, with the contract to be awarded in February. Once a contractor is selected we will have a better idea of the construction timeline, but we anticipate project completion in the summer of 2018.


The crosswalks on Aku Road and Kuhio Highway in Hanalei have disappeared or are very faded. When will the cross walks near Aku Road be re-striped?

This crosswalk is under the jurisdiction of the state Department of Transportation. Please contact state DOT directly for an update on restriping.

Hanapepe Heights

The community of Hanapepe Heights have been asking for a sidewalk along Moi Road for many years. When is this sidewalk scheduled to be constructed?

The Department of Public Works Engineering Division is currently working on the design, which should be complete by the spring of this year. From there, we will go out to bid for construction. We will have a better idea of the estimated timeline once a contractor is selected. The county has already allocated $135,000 for construction of the project.


Jerome Freitas can be reached at theshadow96751@gmail.com or 635-3528. Visit his website at http://theshadow96746.tripod.com.


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