Work hours extended as Waikiki sand project nears end

By Ian Scheuring

HONOLULU, HI (HawaiiNewsNow) – Three months after a project to replenish a portion of the shoreline in Waikiki began, the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources is making a final push towards the finish line.

Work crews will work extended hours—from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.—between April 23 and April 25 as they finish restoration work to approximately 1,730 feet of shoreline in Waikiki that stretches from the front of the Outrigger Hotel to the Royal Hawaiian Hotel.

DLNR hopes to complete the sand-hauling portion of the project by Wednesday, with cleanup projects scheduled to begin shortly thereafter, including the restoration of the Kuhio Beach 'Ewa Basin. Sand from has been pumped into the basin from an off-shore barge into a holding cell for the duration of the project.

Once the basin has been restored, contractors will begin to break down heavy machinery and remove equipment from the beach.

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