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Letters for Wednesday, January 15, 2020

High time to replace bridge

It is high time for the county and state to replace the Kalihiwai Bridge that was destroyed in the 1957 tsunami. In the past two years, we’ve seen multiple episodes of road closures on the North Shore due to erosion caused by excessive rainfall.

The prospect of having no way to access Princeville and areas north should alarm everyone. The second bridge could be for emergency use only and guarded by a gate until it was needed.

Let’s not wait until we have to rush to do something.

Cheryle Kelley, Princeville

Rice Street changes causing traffic problems

I am very curious to find out who came up with the plan of Lihue’s Rice street conversion from two lanes down to one lane each direction and now walkways and parking in the second lane and in both directions?

Could they have done the job better by at least leaving 40 yards before the lighted intersections untouched and two lanes? Now at all of the traffic lights, any car that makes a left turn will be holding up traffic for the rest who want to continue down Rice street. I have seen the back up, been in it and it’s frustrating.

Will they spend all this money and time to only have to use more money and time to fix this problem?

Eric Senkus, Kalaheo
Source: The Garden Island

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