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Ala Moana Beach Park sand pushing project begins tonight

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By Ryan Lothspeich
HNN Fall Intern

HONOLULU—(HawaiiNewsNow) The next step to improve Ala Moana Beach Park will begin Monday night as sand will be pushed and relocated to the center and other eroded parts of the beach park with a bulldozer. 

The Department of Parks and Recreation officials describe the sand being pushed as "more enjoyable," as it will cover the smaller rocks still left behind after the cleanup.

"What they're going to do is get the sand from this side of the beach, Diamond Head of the beach. They're going to take six inches of the sand and from that side of the beach, bring it over the Ewa side and push it down," said Department of Parks and Recreation Director Michele Nekota. "And in the next couple weeks we'll have it done, the first week of November." 

Removing and fixing the rocky areas of the beach are part of the Mayor Caldwell's 9-Point Community Action Plan for improvements to the park.

Sections of the beach will be closed weekdays from 4 p.m. to midnight for the next two weeks to allow the sand to be pushed.

About 1,300 cubic yards of sand are expected to be shifted.

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