DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
PETER T. YOUNG, CHAIRPERSON
Phone: (808) 587-0401
Fax: (808) 587-0390
For Immediate Release:
DLNR Begins Guard Rail Installation
HONOLULU -- The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) will begin installation of roadside guardrails along the Ka Iwi State Wilderness Area in East Honolulu, starting Monday, January 22, 2007.
Approximately 1,750 linear feet of guard rail will be installed along the stretch of Kalanianaole Highway, starting from a short distance north of the Hawaii Kai Golf Course entrance/exit and ending at the entrance/exit of Wawamalu Beach, near Sandy Beach.
This protective guardrail is part of the master plan for this wilderness park area. It will help improve the safety for people along this scenic corridor, and protect the wilderness park from unauthorized off-road vehicles, said Peter Young, DLNR chairperson.
The project will require the closure of the Waimanalo-bound lane on Kalanianaole for approximately six weeks, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Drivers should be prepared for possible delays due to the lane closure. For safety, traffic control measures will be implemented including warning road signs, and off-duty police officers will direct traffic at either end of the lane closure.
Project contractor is GP Roadway Solutions, Inc. and the contract cost is $267,720. Completion is expected by end of June, 2007.
Last summer DLNR completed construction of a new lookout and parking area at the Makapuu Point section of the park, and the construction of a second lot for hikers to the Makapuu Lighthouse lookout.
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