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Work to begin on dune restoration at Kamaole I

The Maui News

Vehicular and pedestrian traffic will be temporarily impacted this week as work begins on sand dune restoration at the southern end of Kamaole Beach Park I in Kihei.

The work is set from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays along South Kihei Road, south of the park restrooms to the southern boundary of the park. Work is expected to last up to three weeks.

It is not expected to affect public access to the beach park’s restrooms or showers.

But, there will be intermittent closure of the roadway and sidewalk for truck access.

Motorists are asked to use alternate routes to South Kihei Road, possibly Piilani Highway or Liloa Drive.

The project will include sand replacement, redesignation of shoreline access pathways, installation of dune signage and reestablishment of native dune plants.

The project will use beach sand that was dredged and stockpiled late last year from the Kihei Boat Ramp by the state Department of Land and Natural Resources.

The work will improve degraded conditions associated with intense use and erosion.

The project is being carried out by Maui County in partnership with the University of Hawaii Sea Grant Program and South Maui volunteers.

For information, call 270-7855 or send an email to don.couch@co.maui.hi.us.

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