After nearly a month, the state says it's wrapped up a massive clean-up of entrenched homeless encampments under the Nimitz Viaduct.
Officials said some 4 million pounds of debris and 110 gallons of hazardous waste were removed from the area, during what's being dubbed as the first phase of homeless enforcement in the area.
Workers also filled two 40-foot shipping containers with personal property. In total, the clean-up cost $516,000.
Gov. David Ige also said Tuesday that the state is taking a new approach to keeping the area clear.
"We will be sweeping through regularly and enforcing in this entire area on a more regular basis so the homeless cannot accumulate and reestablish here," Ige said.
Meanwhile, the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation recently installed fencing and surveillance cameras to secure the area so it can store construction equipment. The agency is also hiring security guards that will patrol from 6 at night until 6 in the morning.
Despite the new measures, Hawaii News Now cameras captured a woman trespassing and eventually digging her way under the fence.
The state confirms there have been at least two other break-ins.