Second phase of boat ramp improvements starts today
The state Department of Land and Natural Resources will begin the second phase of improvements to the Kahului Boat Ramp today.
The work will include building a 55-by-50-foot aluminum loading dock with fiberglass grating next to the existing concrete loading dock.
The project also will include removing the existing asphalt access road and replacing it with a new concrete access road and new boat trailer turn-around area. Crews also will install an accessible trailer boat parking stall and washdown area, electrical and lighting improvements and resurface a paved area next to the existing washdown area.
This is the second phase of improvements that began in 2006 to modernize the boat ramp. The first phase of the DLNR and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project included dredging the entrance channel and turning basin, demolishing the existing ramp and breakwater, building a new breakwater and adding a three-lane boat launch ramp and two loading docks.
The $379,228 project is expected to be completed by Jan. 2.