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State contractor repairs earthquake-damaged seating at Hapuna Beach

By Associated Press


Parts of the Big Island's Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area damaged by earthquakes in 2006 are being repaired.

Department of Land and Natural Resources employees will repair seating areas in six gazebos.

Solution Contracting will fix dislodged walls, wood beams and seating areas in a pavilion and comfort station.

The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported today that the project will cost $89,000.

The gazebos and their surrounding areas will be closed during construction, which is expected to be completed in February, but the rest of the park will remain open.

Dean Takebayashi, district superintendent for Hawaii state parks, says park users should be careful and avoid construction areas.

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