Letter for Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Past time to open the cane road

Concerning the article on the new tax to improve Kauai transportation, covered in TGI, Sunday, Jan. 6, where it said, “This funding will be critical to funding our road infrastructure and traffic congestion needs on our island,” former Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. said in December 2017, when the County Council approved the surcharge.”

I’ve read that an additional lane for Kuhio Highway in Kapaa from the cane back road to the Wailua traffic lights has been in the county budget three times, but never accomplished. Yet, the congestion continues to increase.

The way for this council to prove its effectiveness is to have the Kuhio Highway finally become permanent four lanes for the whole expanse that now keeps changing the direction of the middle lane by cones.

It is past time to get that done for the good of all who live and vacation here.

Ruta Jordans, Kapaa

  1. Debra Kekaualua January 8, 2019 9:59 am Reply

    NOPE, haul cane roads are strictly and rightfully closed for good! Next step is to dismiss everyone who supports the u.s. continued lie. Fess up and leave us alone. Original terrorists roosting in Hawaii-nei and the biggest bullies on the planet.

  2. Doug January 8, 2019 11:39 am Reply

    Amen! But that still wouldn’t fix the mess that extends beyond Safeway where the road narrows to one lane……………

  3. Kauaidoug January 8, 2019 2:55 pm Reply

    Here Here

  4. Kauaidoug January 8, 2019 2:57 pm Reply

    I meant here here to getting the darn road widened and quit paying out for contra flow. Anyone know the annual cost on that? I bet a significant save in the long run.

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