Ongoing and Planned Park Projects in Kipahulu That May Cause Noise

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Date: April 29, 2011

Project Title: Construct Traditional Pohaku (Rock) Lo'i for Cultural Displays

Estimated Start Date: 05/02/2011  
Estimated End Date: 07/01/2011

Project Description:  A new pohaku wall will be built next to the parking lot to improve the flow of visitor traffic. It will be constructed using traditional Hawaiian dry stack construction techniques. In addition Lo'i Kalo (Taro Terraces) will be incorporated into the wall to add to the cultural significance of the area. Pohaku will be mined from the park's existing stockpile, which is adjacent to the Maintenance Base yard. A backhoe will be used to remove the pohaku from the pile.  Selected pohaku will be sifted thru a rock screen to remove debris and then sorted by size and hauled to the work site.

Projected Community Disruption: (1) Increased vehicle traffic to the pohaku stockpile, one backhoe, one tractor or bobcat, one or two trucks. (2) Increased traffic between the pile and the Parking lot, (3) Increased traffic at the actual building site.

The work will be performed during normal working hours Monday through Friday, and every effort will be made to limit noise levels. Approximately two weeks work at the pohaku stockpile, two week prepping the work site and two weeks to build. Mining and sorting pohaku will be the noisiest activity and will be done as quickly and quietly as feasible.

Last updated: February 28, 2015

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