01/02/14 – DLNR – Puako Boat Launch Ramp To Close Jan. 7-8 For Removal Of Damaged Loading Dock

Posted on Jan 2, 2014 in Boating & Ocean Recreations, News Releases

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
News Release

NEIL ABERCROMBIE
GOVERNOR
WILLIAM J. AILA JR,
CHAIRPERSON

For Immediate News Release January 02, 2014

PUAKO BOAT LAUNCH RAMP TO CLOSE
JAN. 7-8 FOR REMOVAL OF DAMAGED LOADING DOCK 

KAILUA-KONA  –   The Department of Land and Natural Resources  will close the Puako boat launch ramp from Tuesday January 7 through Wednesday January 8, for removal of a loading dock which collapsed due to high surf on Dec. 20, 2013. 

Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR) engineers and Chairperson William J. Aila, Jr. inspected the damage on December 30. 

Isemoto Contracting Co., Ltd. will use heavy machinery to  remove the broken concrete loading dock that cracked in half. 

The ramp will reopen for use as of Jan. 9,  but there will be no loading dock available for boaters to use.

DOBOR is seeking bids for a temporary wooden dock replacement,. The pilings and pile cap appear to be usable for a temporary wooden loading dock.

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For more information contact:

Deborah Ward
Hawaii Dept. of Land and Natural Resources
Information Specialist
(808) 587-0320
fax (808) 587-0390