Beach drop-off, parking closed

Ulua Beach’s drop-off and parking areas have been closed because of repairs to nearby sewage force mains, the county Department of Environmental Management announced Friday.

The beach remained open for public use, the department said, but the beach is located off Wailea Alanui Drive where work continued on a force main replacement project. That work involves excavation, pipe and manhole installation as well as road pavement.

The area was scheduled to reopen at the end of June, officials said. However, delays in the delivery of a valve pushed back the reopening of the beach access area to July 22.

The project has been coordinated with the Department of Parks and Recreation and with affected vendors with commercial ocean recreation permits.

For more information, call project manager Joanie Gushiken at 270-1763.