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ericlp
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China
2612 Posts

Posted - 10/10/2017 :  16:06:49  Show Profile  Visit ericlp's Homepage  Reply with Quote
https://www.bigislandwatch.com/2017/10/10/final-phase-of-daniel-k-inouye-highway-unveiled/

Ya know, 57 millions could have built a really nice costco in Hilo!

kalakoa
Punatic

9247 Posts

Posted - 10/10/2017 :  16:18:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I can hardly wait until the bypass into Kona is built, making the Costco even closer.

Fun fact: a new Costco usually opens for business within about 110 days of the land being acquired. The "aggressive" timeline is actually a corporate goal. I wonder how long it took them to build the Kona location?
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bluesboy
Kamaaina

834 Posts

Posted - 10/10/2017 :  16:27:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
costco? is that what you equate kona with? sad.
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ericlp
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China
2612 Posts

Posted - 10/10/2017 :  16:31:33  Show Profile  Visit ericlp's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I'm thinking a good majority of traffic going over that pass is due to costco ... I usually try to get to a beach park when I go.

I thought of it more as a joke than anything.
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kalakoa
Punatic

9247 Posts

Posted - 10/10/2017 :  16:39:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
what you equate kona with?

I equate Kona with Los Angeles: only go if you really have to.
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PaulW
Punatic

4188 Posts

Posted - 10/10/2017 :  16:43:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I only go for the airport, and then only if the difference is hundreds of dollars.
Looking forward to trying out the new bit of road. Great progress.
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kimo wires
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USA
1033 Posts

Posted - 10/11/2017 :  09:56:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The first word that comes to mind is VOG
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birdmove
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USA
1065 Posts

Posted - 10/11/2017 :  14:02:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We only go to Kona for fun, or for a Kaiser Permanente appointment with my urologist who lives on Oahu, but does one day a month in Kona. Now, since we are there anyway, we may make a Costco trip too, And, I almost always hit Kiser Motorcycles and maybe the Harley dealer. Have to make a run over in December to that doctor, I'm going to try and stop in at an electric bike shop there and look too.

Jon in Keaau/HPP
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Old Croc
Newbie

13 Posts

Posted - 10/12/2017 :  12:09:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh, heck. Let's name all roads in Hawaii County after a politician.
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PaulW
Punatic

4188 Posts

Posted - 10/12/2017 :  12:17:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
In this case, it's more than justified.

"What has the USA ever done for us"
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HereOnThePrimalEdge
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South Sandwich Islands
4903 Posts

Posted - 10/12/2017 :  12:32:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
"What has the USA ever done for us"

They built a federally funded highway, so "The Protectors" could comfortably drive up to Mauna Kea Access Road in order to protest their subjugation by the United States and state of Hawaii. Without irony.

“Facts fall from the poetic observer as ripe seeds.” -Henry Thoreau
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ElysianWort
Da Kine

USA
477 Posts

Posted - 10/12/2017 :  14:13:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm surprised there aren't any stores or gas stations on saddle road.
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kalakoa
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9247 Posts

Posted - 10/12/2017 :  14:17:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
there aren't any stores or gas stations on saddle road

For years, I've been thinking the wide-open spaces would make a great place for a retail big-box mall halfway between Hilo and Kona, thus preserving the "quaint" downtowns, and conveniently "not in anyone's backyard".

Just need DOT to build an overpass. Maybe connecting the two Mauna access roads?
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knieft
Kamaaina

587 Posts

Posted - 10/12/2017 :  16:15:37  Show Profile  Visit knieft's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by kalakoa

what you equate kona with?

I equate Kona with Los Angeles: only go if you really have to.




I hear your conditions, but come on, one could only equate Honolulu with LA, and at that being somewhat lame.

Kona is among the cutest, fuzziest, smallest, seaside tropical tourist traps in existence.

"Hey, careful, man, there's a beverage here!"

Cheers,
Kirt
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Chas
Da Kine

389 Posts

Posted - 10/12/2017 :  17:43:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ElysianWort

I'm surprised there aren't any stores or gas stations on saddle road.



I've always thought the same thing. Especially after I once forgot to check my gas gauge and had to run all the way back to Hilo for gas.

Why is this? This is 'merica damn it and I need a convenience store every 1/4 mile!
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knieft
Kamaaina

587 Posts

Posted - 10/12/2017 :  17:58:21  Show Profile  Visit knieft's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:

Why is this? This is 'merica damn it and I need a convenience store every 1/4 mile!



"I thought there were 7-11's on the {fricking} moon!"

Cheers,
Kirt
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