KAPAA — A blessing was held Tuesday to mark the start of the seawall repair project fronting Pono Kai Resort.
Mayor Bernard Carvalho, Jr. and other county officials were in attendance along with Pono Kai Resort Manager Peter Sit, Allan Sweat, construction inspector for Oceanit, Matt Healke, regional manager for Goodfellow Bros. Inc. and a number of Pono Kai and Goodfellow employees.
Kahu Jade Battad officiated the ceremony.
The scope of work for the seawall project includes structural fill work, repair of the damaged north and south ends, re-grouting along the top of the north end, as well as beach nourishment.
The contractor will also monitor the water quality in the area.
Weather permitting, the project is expected to take about three to four months to complete.
While the project is underway, a portion of the beach fronting the resort and Ke Ala Hele Makalae, the multi-use path, will be blocked off.
To allow for public access to the beach and the multi-use path, a temporary pathway will be built on the grounds of Pono Kai Resort.