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Ask the Mayor: When Will the Seawall at Ho‘okipa Be Fixed?

January 15, 2017, 12:08 PM HST
* Updated March 6, 1:58 PM
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Ho‘okipa. Courtesy photo.

Mayor Alan Arakawa answers some of the questions submitted to his staff.

Submit your own questions about County of Maui programs, services, operations or policies to Mayor Alan Arakawa at [email protected], 270-7855 or mail them to 200 S. High Street, 9th Floor, Wailuku, HI 96793.

Questions submitted will be considered for inclusion in the “Ask the Mayor” column.

Aloha Mayor,

Q: When will the seawall at Ho‘okipa be fixed? It’s pretty dangerous with that metal fence right now.

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A: Our parks staff tell me a contractor has been selected and repairs on the surf-damaged section of the seawall at Ho‘okipa Beach Park are expected to begin in late January or next month.

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I ask that people stay away from the damaged area for now, as the seawall is very old.

In the past, children used to climb up and down on the wall but I would advise against that now for safety considerations. Mahalo.

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