Kikiaola harbor improvements begin

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Nainoa Leong and Ralph Cushnie of Cushnie Construction Co. go over plans for the Kikiaola Small Boat Harbor improvements Friday after securing fencing for the areas designated for concrete applications at the harbor near Kekaha.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Boat traffic comes and goes at Kikiaola Small Boat Harbor near Kekaha Friday afternoon.

KEKAHA — Work on the Kikiaola Small Boat Harbor improvement project got underway Friday as workers from Cushnie Construction Company secured fencing for areas of the facility that will be getting concrete applications.

“We’ll be working from Monday,” said Ralph Cushnie of Cushnie Construction, which won the contract with a bid of $1,942,296.

The facility improvements include installation of a new water main and a new, prefabricated comfort station with an individual wastewater system, resurfacing asphalt pavement, installing new concrete pavement at the boat-ramp approach, building new boat-ramp concrete panels, relocating the boat wash-down area and making drainage upgrades.

According to a release from the state Department of Land and Natural Resources, various portions of the harbor will be closed at various stages of the project, including the boat ramp. However, there will be no extended closures that are likely to interrupt normal harbor operations.

Located two miles west of the Waimea River with four moorings for vessels of draft less than three feet, a boat ramp, vessel washdown, loading dock and restrooms, the Kikiaola Small Boat Harbor improvement project is estimated to be complete in late September 2021.


Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 245-0453 or

  1. RGLadder37 April 12, 2021 12:01 am Reply

    Do you why I don’t like construction? Because you guys report other workers to cops or the agencies. When you work. Wasted money and not needed is the makeover. Find another project. Like build a new stadium on the west side. Hanapepe field is ugly. Ashamed of being seen at that stadium. Really.

  2. RGLadder37 April 12, 2021 12:03 am Reply

    “Do you know why”

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