Makaha Beach restoration project begins

MAKAHA (HawaiiNewsNow) - Makaha Beach is getting a much needed face lift on Monday. A sand restoration project is underway and will combat the erosion along the west side of the beach.

According to officials, it is threatening the stability of the lifeguard stand, parking lot and trees.

"Our first priority is to minimize public hazard and improve access to the lifeguard stand and other structures which are in danger of losing their foundations due to erosion caused by the high surf," said Senator Maile Shimabukuro, who spearheaded the project.

Heavy equipment will move sand from several parts of the beach to replenish about 3,800 cubic yards of erosion.

Work will last a couple of days.

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