Erosion-mitigation project for Wailua Beach gets CIP funding

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Last year, erosion at Wailua Beach forced the state Department of Transportation to place sandbags to protect Kuhio Highway. A new sand-saver project aims to rebuild the beach in the area the state is widening the highway near the former Coco Palms Resort.

WAILUA — The state Department of Transportation plan to rebuild the Wailua Beach shoreline using patented technology have gotten a shot in the arm.