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Building the path in Wailua Beach Park

September 5th, 2009 by Coconut Coasters | Posted in Coconut Wireless |

Submitted by KauaiPath.Org on Wed, 08/19/2009 - 10:53am.

Building part of the next portion of Ke Ala Hele Makalae (connecting Lydgate Park to Lihi Park) within Wailua Beach Park has been a topic of recent discussions. Following is one of the questions posed by reporter Michael Levine of The Garden Island Newspaper to Kauai Path.

GI: What were the other alternatives for the path route through Wailua?

Under the contract awarded to Kimura International, Inc. to prepare the required Environmental Assessment, the project team considered three route alternatives: (1) a coastal option, (2) a roadway option (along the Kuhio Highway shoulder or shared use of low-volume roadways), and (3) a mauka option (adjacent to the inland canal system). Because of severe space limitations within the Kuhio Highway right-of-way, the project team focused on two alternatives within the Wailua Beach section: the coastal and mauka options.

Below is a photo-simulation of the boardwalk planned for the Wailua Beach Park.