Lowrey work likely to start later this year
When will they resurface Lowrey Avenue from Manoa Road to East Manoa Road? New pipes were put in exactly one year ago. Nothing has been done since then. The road is in terrible condition, and I mean terrible.
Answer: Repaving is just around the bend from that bumpy road.
The need of a contractor for t he project to "rehabilitate and resurface" Lowrey Avenue -- its entire length from Oahu Avenue to Kalawao Street -- as well as other streets in Manoa, "is anticipated to be advertised this spring," said Eugene Lee, chief of the city Department of Design and Construction.
If that goes according to plans, construction will likely start the latter part of the year, he said.
Probably because it is in such bad condition, the contractor will be asked to resurface Lowrey Avenue first.
Q: The sustained high winds that hit the island in January knocked some of the high-intensity lights illuminating the baseball fields in Enchanted Lake Park in Kailua out of alignment so that, instead of shining brightly on the baseball fields, they shine directly backward into the bedroom windows of neighboring homes. The Parks Department promised the city would realign the lights. Nearly two months and more than four e-mail exchanges later, the lights still shine directly into our bedroom. It must be no more than a five- to 10-minute job to push them back into their original positions. What can we do to get the city to do this?
A: You let us know the lights were realigned the day after we passed on your complaint to the city Department of Parks and Recreation.
After learning of the situation, the Parks Department and Department of Facility Maintenance worked collaboratively to get the lights repaired last week, a parks official said.
To a kind and honest stranger. On Feb. 27, I caught the bus in front of the building near Times Super Market Kaneohe to do an errand downtown. When I checked my front pocket, I discovered my wallet, with house key, car key, driver's license and bank card, missing. In a panic, I realized it slipped out of my pocket at the heavily used bus stop. I got off the bus at Nuuanu to go back to Kaneohe -- without money. I borrowed $1 from a friend on the bus and a kind lady gave me a dollar for bus fare, noticing my distress. To make a long story short, I went to my mailbox and found the wallet with everything intact. The finder's honesty and integrity is something I am very much grateful for. There are a lot of good, honest people out there. -- Robert Kim
LAURA, NOT LANI
Detective Laura Natividad should have been credited in a March 1 "Mahalo"
sent by theft victims grateful for the Honolulu Police Department's aid. HPD identified Joann "Lani" Natividad as one of the detectives cited, but she tells us she is a supervisor in police dispatch and "Laura is the one that did the hard work. ... People often mix up our names."
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