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Ke Ala Hele Makalae Coastal Path Progress – Kapa'a to Ahihi Point – June 2007

Updated: Dec 29, 2023

Progress as of June 19, 2007

For safety reasons, Kauai Path does not endorse use of the Kapaa to Kealia Path (currently a construction site, not yet a part of the County's park system) until the facility is completed and opened for the public's enjoyment and general use.

Thanks to Committee Member Richard Sugiyama for the digital photos and descriptions!

Landscaping is progressing with new, working sprinklers watering the graded edges of the concrete, currently at the south end of Kapaa Beach Park.

Makai of Coral Reef Hotel, the path has been joined to the bridge for a continuous surface.

Concrete pouring was started this morning at the south end of the bridge over Kapaa Stream at Kealia Beach.

The concrete has been poured from the mid-point of the beach, past the lifeguard station, to...

Just short of the sandy roadway leading to the beach and pavilions.

Unfortunately, the new surface was marred, probably before the boulders could be put in place to block out cars.

The bridge over Kumukumu Stream is complete except for its final paved surface.  It's already strong enough to support the weight of construction vehicles and concrete trucks.  This is the mauka view.

The makai view of the bridge better shows the support walls and the landscaping and erosion prevention work.  There hasn't been much rain recently as there doesn't seem to be any water flowing under the bridge.

Work also has begun on the public access path leading from Kuhio Highway down to Donkey Beach.  The path has been scraped and graded and currently boulders are being put in place for water runoff swales.  This photo was taken almost near the top part of the steep grade.

Concrete trucks were pouring the foundation pads for the rest stop overlooking Donkey Beach today as well.

This is the view on the ridge mauka of the Kuna Bay area.  The private land owner (to the right) has fenced along the property line.  This photo was taken approximately where the old sugar cane train used to run along tracks through a cut in the ridge.  The cut was refilled to form the ridge back, so remnants of the tracks are gone.

From the cliffside point at Kuna, this is the southerly view.  The white sand beach in the background is Donkey Beach.

On the north side of the point is this view with the Anahola Mountains in the far left background.

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