Work begins on Kapalama Canal fence

Kapalama Canal

Work has begun on a fence along Kapalama Canal.

A city contractor began work Tuesday, pouring the foundations, and started installing sections Wednesday.

The fence, which was announced by city officials last month, is meant to keep trash and debris from falling into the water.

It will be four feet in height and run from Olomea Street to Kalani Street on both sides of the canal.

“It will prohibit people from going past the fence and into an area where they may be in danger of falling into the water or getting hurt on the embankment,” Ross Sasamura, director and chief engineer, Department of Facility Maintenance, previously said.

With the installment of the fence, city officials say parking will also be eliminated on Kokea Street, from N. King Street to Dillingham Boulevard.

The project was budgeted at $240,000.

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