New Loading Dock Under Construction at Kaunakakai

November 2, 2018, 7:59 AM HST · Updated November 2, 7:59 AM

Kaunakakai Small Boat Harbor. Hawaii DOBOR.

A project at Kaunakakai Small Boat Harbor on Molokaʻi is underway to remove an existing wooden loading dock and replace it with a new aluminum framed loading dock with plastic lumber fenders and fiber reinforced plastic decking.

The dock is being widened for ADA compliance, and raised approximately 7 inches to account for king tides and sea level rise. The existing light pole and light at the boat ramp will also be replaced with a new solar-powered light with LED lamp.


The $340,000 project was awarded to Sea Engineering and is scheduled for completion by Nov. 15, 2018.

The boat ramp was closed on Thursday to allow for concrete work at the loading dock approach and installation of the new loading dock via barge. Notices will be posted if any other boat ramp closures are required.

Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation held a meeting on Oct. 9, 2018 to inform harbor uses of the upcoming project and boat ramp closures. Notices were also posted around the harbor to inform the public.



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