DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
PETER T. YOUNG, CHAIRPERSON
Phone: (808) 587-0401
Fax: (808) 587-0390
For Immediate Release:
DLNR Constructing Improvements
HONOLULU — The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) will begin construction on sewer and facility improvements at Makiki Valley State Park, adjacent to the Hawaii Nature Center, on May 22, 2006.
"These improvements are part of the Lingle-Aiona Administration's ongoing efforts to upgrade our state parks statewide and to ensure accessibility, safety and comfort for all residents and visitors who use the parks," said Peter Young, DLNR chairperson.
“The park will remain open, but to ensure public safety during construction activities, the comfort station and the nearby bridge area leading to the Kanealole and Maunalaha Trails will be closed.”
“However, we will provide portable toilets, and construct a temporary trail access to safely accommodate frequent users of the park facilities and trail bridge,” Young said.
The sewer improvement project is expected to be completed by September 2006 and the facility improvement project is expected to be completed by the end of December 2006, weather permitting.
Sewer system improvements for the park's comfort station will be constructed, including a new septic tank and leach field facilities, and drainage improvements. In addition, tree removal will be required in the project area. Contractor is R.I. Namba Construction, Inc., at a project cost of $132,292.
Facility improvements include construction of accessible parking and pathway improvements; comfort station renovations; new accessible picnic table and shelter; signage; and connection with pathways constructed by the Hawaii Nature Center.
CC Engineering and Construction Inc. is the contractor and work will be coordinated with the sewer improvement project. Project cost is $272,430.
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