MAKAPUU, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The upper lookout of the Makapuu Lighthouse Trail will be closed starting Wednesday as crews begin installing new fences, pathways and guardrails, according to the state Department of Land and Natural Resources.
The trail itself, located within Kaiwi State Scenic Shoreline, will remain open, but construction will be taking place in the area, so officials ask that visitors take caution. The lower lookout facing Makapuu will also be kept open for park visitors.
Crews have already installed new drainage lines, but are still working on construction of rock walls to stabilize the roadway as well as new bench areas and lookouts. The work is all part of a $2.7 million project that seeks to enhance the overall visitor experience. The project, which started earlier this year, is expected to wrap up before the end of August.
Full closures at the trail will take place in late July during weekdays, but the trail will be opened on weekends. The work will not affect the Makapuu lookout along Kalanianaole Highway, and the shoreline will remain open.