National Parks wants your input on Kalaupapa pier repairs.
Molokai gets two barges a week, but Kalaupapa, on the island’s North shore, gets only one a year – and even that is getting iffy due to outdated pier structures. With upcoming repairs scheduled, the National Park Service (NPS) will be preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) to analyze the environmental effects of improvements to the dock structures at Kalaupapa National Historical Park.
The pier is approximately 50 years old, exposure to seawater and wave impact has caused extensive cracks in the concrete structure. The pier and associated structures such as the bulkhead and breakwater are failing structurally. The proposed project would stabilize and repair the failing bulkhead wall and toe structure located adjacent to the pier.
A public open house meeting will be conducted at the Mitchell Pauole Center. The format will include a brief presentation of the proposed project and a question and answer session with NPS staff. The open house will be on Wednesday, April 8, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. A similar presentation will also take place the same day at 12:15 pm as part of the Molokai Planning Commission.
All new comments on any issues that may be associated with the proposed project may be submitted either by mail to the attention of the Superintendent to: Kalaupapa National Historic Park, P.O. 2222, Kalaupapa, HI 96742, or electronically at http://parkplanninh.nps.gov/kala.
If you have questions about the project or would like more information, please contact Steve Prokop, Superintendent, at 808-567-6802.
Superintendent, Kalaupapa National Historical Park
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