12/02/14 – DLNR To Begin Improvements At Koke’e/Waimea Canyon State Park Complex In December 2014Posted on Dec 2, 2014 in News Releases, State Parks
|DAVID Y. IGE
WILLIAM J. AILA JR,
For Immediate News Release December 2, 2014
CANYON STATE PARK COMPLEX IN DECEMBER 2014
The work will start at the Pu‘u Hinahina lookout and Koke‘e State Park camping area in December, and proceed to the Waimea Canyon lookout and Koke‘e road in January.
Project impacts to the public will include closure of portions of the Waimea Canyon lookout for transporting and placement of the water tank, The comfort stations at the Pu‘u Hinahina and Waimea Canyon lookouts may be temporarily closed when the water tanks are connected, while portable toilets will be provided for the interim, as needed. and lane closures of portions of Koke‘e road during repair and drainage improvements.
Signage and traffic control measures will be implemented during work on Koke‘e road.
“We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding during this project as the repairs and improvements allow us to catch-up with much needed park improvements,” said Dan Quinn, State Parks administrator.
The contractor is Goodfellow Brothers Inc., and project cost for the roadway and parking repair and improvements was $982,000; the water tanks were obtained under another project with the contractor. Funds were provided by the State of Hawai‘i through capital improvement project funding.
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