State to close upper Makapuu lookout for continued repairs


The Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of State Parks, will close the upper Makapuu lookout and adjacent areas starting Wednesday, June 17.

The lower lookout facing Makapuu will be kept open for park visitors. The upper lookout will be replaced in the same location and work in the adjacent areas includes new pathways, stairs, guardrails and other related improvements.

The Makapuu Point Lightouse Trail (Road), located within Kaiwi State Scenic Shoreline, will remain open but construction activities will occur in areas used by park users. DLNR advises caution to allow project staff, equipment and vehicles to work in these areas.

New drainage lines have been installed and the construction of rock walls to stabilize the roadway is continuing. Work on the new bench rest areas and lookouts is underway.

As a reminder, there will be full closure of the trail in late July during weekdays, but the trail will be opened on the weekends. The work will not affect the Makapuu lookout along Kalanianaole Highway and the shoreline will remain open.

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