Da Shadow: Roadwork planned around island

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.


The county is currently working to contract approximately 16 miles of road work in the areas of Waimea, Koloa, Lihue and Kawaihau, as part of the FY18 Island Wide Resurfacing program. The roadwork will consist of various treatments, including: reconstruction, rehabilitation and/or preventative preservation.

The specific roads proposed include: Hanapepe Access Road, Puolo Road, Maka Road, Ohi Place, Piai Place, Puahau Place, Lilia Street, Kaumoo Place, Akalei Street, Laulea Street, Aewa Street, Kulea Place, Nanea Place, Hokuloa Place, Pualei Street, Leioni Place, Ulupua Street, Leipapa Street, Paani Street, Mimo Place, Hoe Street, Ulaula Road, Uliuli Road, Melemele Road, Akala Road, Poni Road, Keokeo Road, Uahiapele Street, Uluhui Street, Uiki Place, Alohi Place, Alohi Street, Lalei Place, Malae Street, Palai Street, Kaana Street, Puaole Street, Haleko Road, Pelehu Road, Nunu Road, Iiwi Road, Ihilani Place, Olopua Street, Olopua Street, Makaloa Street, Laukea Street, Kula Mauu Street, Kaana Street, Kaahele Street, Koukalaka Place, Loloa Street, Pahaa Place, Pokukala Street and Olohena Road.

Kealia Beach

Can the county look into installing a small sign to identify Kealia Beach from the roadway? The sign does not need to be large or extravagant.

Yes, the county can look into installing a small sign at the entrance of Kealia Beach.


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


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