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Beach barrier good for now but not in long-term


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 28, 2013

~~<p>Nobody should consider the barriers rimming the highway near Laniakea Beach a permanent solution to the clash of public activities -- driving and beachgoing -- that has tied up North Shore traffic.</p>
<p>However, it deserves a trial as a potential stop-gap measure while state transportation officials accelerate plans for the only real answer to the conundrum. At this point, that appears to be realignment of the highway inland, which coastal erosion and sea-level changes make necessary, anyway.</p>
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Nobody should consider the barriers rimming the highway near Laniakea Beach a permanent solution to the clash of public activities -- driving and beachgoing -- that has tied up North Shore traffic.

However, it deserves a trial as a potential stop-gap measure while state transportation officials accelerate plans for the only real answer to the conundrum. At this point, that appears to be realignment of the highway inland, which coastal erosion and sea-level changes make necessary, anyway. Login for more...



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