Heads up, hikers! The popular Lanikai Pillbox trail will be closed for 2 months

Heads up, hikers! The popular Lanikai Pillbox trail will be closed for 2 months
The repairs to the popular trail will cost $248,228, according to the Department of Land and Natural Resources. (Image: Kai Hawaii)
The repairs to the popular trail will cost $248,228, according to the Department of Land and Natural Resources. (Image: Kai Hawaii)

LANIKAI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Heads up, hikers!

Starting Thursday, you won't be able to hike the Lanikai Pillbox trail for at least two months while crews repair the trail.

The project was supposed to begin in March, but was pushed back because the Federal Aviation Administration had to approve the contractor's plan to fly up materials and equipment.

The trail, also known as the Kaiwa Ridge hiking trail, will be closed for 60 days.

The historical World War II-era structures along the hike have been deteriorating for some time now, and the state has had plans to fix them since 2016.

As part of the repairs, new steel roof supports will be installed and sealant will be applied to the pillbox structures to prevent weathering.

The repairs will cost nearly $250,000, according to the state Department of Land and Natural Resources.

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