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HONOLULU (AP) - The state Department of Land and Natural Resources plans to use heavy sandbags to stabilize a Waikiki beach groin this week.

The groin next to the Royal Hawaiian Hotel was built in 1927 to prevent beach erosion. It was lengthened in 1930.

But department Chairman William Aila says officials noticed the groin was leaning a little after the state recently widened the beach using offshore sand.

The 3-day stabilization project will begin Tuesday. A contractor will place 43 sandbags on the ewa side of the groin.

Public access will be limited on the Diamond Head side of the groin during construction.

The work will cost the department just over $50,000.

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