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Lower Honoapi‘ilani Erosion Meeting Set for Oct. 30

October 17, 2018, 1:33 PM HST
* Updated October 17, 1:34 PM
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The Maui County Department of Public Works will hold a community meeting Oct. 30, 2018, to discuss shoreline erosion along Lower Honoapi‘ilani Road at Kaopala Bay in Kahana.

The meeting will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at Maui Preparatory Academy Cafetorium, 4910 Honoapi‘ilani Highway in Napili.

Due to accelerated erosion observed since last November, the department hired a coastal engineering firm to evaluate conditions and develop potential solutions. The project team will present findings of its scientific study of the area; describe recommended temporary emergency shoreline protection measures; and explain possible permanent shoreline protection alternatives at the meeting.

The department encourages the community to attend to review the preliminary project information and offer comments on the alternatives presented. Comments will be considered in the planning of the project. This is a preliminary planning stage for the project. Future permitting will be needed to pursue permanent solutions for the shoreline erosion.

Protection of the shoreline will ensure that Lower Honoapi‘ilani Road will continue to function as a major urban collector road and an alternate route to the Honoapi‘ilani Highway.

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Access to the campus is via Napilihau Street on the mauka side of the Honoapi‘ilani Highway at its signalized intersection. If special accommodations are requested, contact Kristi Ono of the Department of Public Works, Engineering Division office, at (808) 270-7745.

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