A parking lot repaving project at Sandy Beach is currently underway. To minimize impact on park visitors, the project is being undertaken in two phases.
During Phase I, the entrance on the Halona Blowhole side of the park will be closed. Park visitors will be able to both enter and exit from the Makapuu driveway. Phase I is expected to last through early March.
Phase II will begin immediately following completion of Phase I. During Phase II, the entrance on the Makapuu side of the park will be closed and park visitors will be able to both enter and exit from the entrance on the Halona Blowhole side of the park.
“I’m pretty stoked that they’re going to be repaving it and fixing it up. It is pretty worn down and there’s a lot of traffic that comes through here, so anything to beautify it and fix it up a little is very welcome,” said surf photographer Zak Noyle, who frequents the beach. “It’s a little inconvenient, but you know what, it’s very well worth it.”
The entire project is expected to be completed in mid-March.
A $300,029 contract for the project was awarded to Kailua-based H.E. Johnson Company. The project is under the supervision of the Department of Design and Construction.