Da Shadow: Kapaa bus stop, Lihue pothole

• 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.

Safety lighting

Kapaa Bus Shelter Near Kapaa High School – Are there any plans to provide lighting to improve safety at this location?

The shelter identified is property of the Hawai‘i Department of Education. Inquiries and requests related to that structure can be presented to the Hawai‘i Department of Education.

Pothole problems

As the TIGER grant work is being done on Rice Street, can the County fill the potholes located on the road fronting the Historic County Building and ‘Eiwa Street fronting the bus shelters?

The County of Kaua‘i has filled the potholes fronting the Historic County Building. As part of the TIGER work, a portion of ‘Eiwa Street – from the ‘Eiwa Street bus stop to Rice Street – is scheduled to be closed for reconstruction work from July 31 to Sept. 6, weather permitting. As part of Phase 2 of the Lihu‘e Town Core Mobility and Revitalization project, the scope of reconstruction work for ‘Eiwa Street consists of demolition and roadway pavement reconstruction, as well as construction of sidewalks, parking, bus stops, driveways, and drainage structures and improvements.


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


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