Please, county, take better care of roads
I would like to thank Heike Fujita for taking the time to write to the editor (TGI Forum, Nov. 24) about the South Shore road conditions and Koloa Road. She is absolutely right. When will something be done? It should be a top priority.
As someone who drives that road from Kalaheo to Poipu on a regular basis, I have hit numerous potholes and a few months ago my husband had a rock fly up and crack his truck windshield (for the second time).
On Nov. 26 as I was driving up from Koloa by the curve by Kaneshiro’s property, a Tacoma truck swerved into my lane to avoid the pothole.
She is also correct in saying that the weeds are so overgrown on the shoulders that you can’t even see where the shoulder and road end. The weeds are so high they block the speed-limit signs.
Driving up the hill on Waha Road past the Reis Christmas tree farm is another accident waiting to happen. The weeds are growing onto the road and drivers are going into the other lane on the curve because they don’t want the weeds to scratch their car.
We all know that the traffic and road conditions are not the best on Kauai, but something needs to be done.
Mayor Kawakami, can’t you please make the upkeep of our roads a top priority in your administration? It’s very frustrating to be constantly running your car tires into DEEP potholes. Thank you.
Jeanne Toulon, Kalaheo