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I got home from Juneau, Alaska, a couple of weeks ago. My brothers, sister and I had a family business to attend to.
We granted my father’s wish to have some of his ashes spread near Shutter Island in Alaska where he fished.
My point is that driving in Juneau was so easy. Juneau has one highway (Gracier Highway) and Egan Drive that runs parallel with the highway.
And roads that run vertically between the highway and the drive.
With that said, there were alternate routes to take if there was a traffic mishap or accident or jam.
Hawai‘i DOT should look into the example mentioned prior and build an extra drive or road that would run parallel to both Kaumuali‘i and Kuhio highways to ease traffic through the Kapa‘a crawl on the eastside and Kaumuali‘i crawl from Lihu‘e to the Tree Tunnel on the westside.
Let’s find a solution before we really end up driving around Kaua‘i bumper to bumper to a stand still.
Howard Tolbe, ‘Ele‘ele
A parallel road? You’re basically widening the highway.
no it’s not widenning the road. it would be at least !/2 miles apart with the same routes!
Agree with your letter! Also stop all future tourist developments until we can improve our traffic crisis!!
Howard, you and I have been preaching this situation for years. All of these cane haul roads could be used to bypass a road closure. Why these aren’t being utilized remains a mystery.
Mr. Tolbe, Alaska and Hawaii are 2 very different enviornments and locations and they will never be identical.
Patrick H Flores, Nampa, ID
I know that it’s two different enviorment. however it would work for us here on Kauai. no more waiting for KPD to finish their investigation.
I realize that Alaska has snow as it has in Idsaho. I lived in Blackfoot , Idaho many years!
howard, why dont you move to Alaska, then?!
They may not be the same , However it would work for us . No more traffic stalls . traffic will continue to flow.
I realize that Alaska has snow as it is in Idaho. I used to live in Blackfoot< Idaho for many years!
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