E. Hawaiʻi Park to Close Till the End of the Year for Bridge Repair

November 5, 2021, 11:33 AM HST
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Kolekole Beach Park will be temporarily closed starting Monday, Nov. 8, as state crews begin emergency repairs to Kolekole Stream Bridge.

The closure will continue until the end of the year, Dec. 31, 2021. Repairs will consist of an Acrow truss system to be spanned over the bridge with lower supports below to upgrade the bridge capacity from a 12-ton to a 40-ton load rating capacity.

The Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation will be working from above and below the bridge with heavy equipment (man-lifts, boom trucks, bucket trucks, forklifts, etc.), and although safety measures will be in place while the repairs are conducted, the temporary park closure will assist the DOT in expediting their work and help keep the public safe during these repairs.

Contact the Department of Parks and Recreation at 808-961-8311 for questions relating
to the park closure or HDOT at 808-933-8866 for questions relating to the bridge repair.

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