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DLNR to discuss Maalaea Harbor improvements

By Staff | May 14, 2010

MAALAEA — The state Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Engineering Division will hold a public information meeting on Wednesday, May 19, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. to discuss a planned improvement project at Maalaea Small Boat Harbor.


The meeting will take place at the ground floor of the Sea Flight Building at 101 Maalaea Boat Harbor Road.


DLNR staff and the project consultant will brief meeting attendees on the planned project and answer questions.


The project will include the construction of a new ferry terminal building at the end of the South Mole, new comfort station, new wastewater treatment system, sewer pump-outs, concrete paved parking areas and access roads, concrete piers, and electrical, water and sewer utilities.

“Our small boat harbors offer a vital connection to recreational and commercial ocean activities. It is important that they be kept in good working condition. By repairing the heavily used Maalaea Small Boat Harbor, the boaters, community and visitors will have a safer, cleaner and more hospitable facility, and enjoy greater access to the ocean that surrounds our islands,” said Laura H. Thielen, DLNR chair.


This project, which will be funded through federal grants administered by the Federal Transit Administration and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services, as well as state funds, will rebuild a major portion of the small boat harbor, replace badly deteriorated facilities and correct public health and safety concerns, DLNR reported.

It will also provide boaters with easily accessible sewer pump-out systems to dispose of their sewage.

DLNR’s Engineering Division will advertise this project for bids this month and open the bids in June 2010. For more information, call 587-0122.