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

Updated: Dec 29, 2023

Progress as of July 13, 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!

Starting from the north this time, here is the completed bathroom at the Donkey Beach parking lot and shoreline access trail head.

The new concrete path is being poured from the parking lot, across the street and down the hill.

Concrete is just over half way to the coastal path.

At Kealia, there is a new sidewalk between the pavilions and the path.

Railings are currently being installed at the bridge over Kapaa Stream (the river at the south end of Kealia).

This closeup shows the pattern of the railing representing sugar cane.  Kealia Camp used to be located across Kuhio Highway where the Makee Sugar Mill processed cane harvested from the hills above this area.

Concrete has been poured to the south of the bridge and the bridge appears "open" because the barriers have been removed for the railing installation.

Vinyl fencing is also being installed along sections where the dropoff is very close to the path's edge.

A small section has been completed makai of the Friendship House.  Note the white PVC piping on the dirt.  Sprinkler installation is also continuing northward so that landscaping can grow back along the path.

Progress as of July 30, 2007

In two weeks, much has been done as more concrete was poured.

Kapaa Stream at Kealia Beach - railings almost done.

The connection crossing the street between the swimming pool and neighborhood center is done.

Railings are being installed at Moikeha Canal (between the library and Hotel Coral Reef).

A view showing the "fishing lanai" midway along the bridge.

The poured portion makai of the library.

Grading between the Kapaa Park soccer field and the parking lot.  The chain link fence was moved mauka to accommodate the width of the path and the park will end up with a new fence.

The path was connected to the bridge over Waikaea Canal makai of Pono Kai Resort.

And on the other side at Lihi boat ramp, concrete pads have been poured also for the bathroom and handicap parking stalls.  The crews are working on forms for the "T" portion of the path connecting the bridge and the mauka and makai ends.

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