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Haena State Park repairs ongoing as Kuhio Highway reopening nears

HAENA, Kauai>> State officials say work is continuing on a new boardwalk and paved parking lot at Haena State Park on Kauai.

But even once complete, visitors won’t get to use them until flood-damaged Kuhio Highway reopens and road access is restored. That could happen by end of next month.

The Garden Island newspaper reports the Division of State Parks is also setting up a system to cut the number of daily park visitors to 900 from 2,000. That’s in hopes of alleviating congestion at the popular park.

The state hopes to do this by requiring people to pay for parking spots and shuttle bus seats online. Assistant Administrator Alan Carpenter says some details are still being worked out.

A boardwalk and pathway to Kee Beach and the Kalalau trailhead are being built through restored taro fields.

Correction: >> An earlier version of this story and headline inaccurately reported that repairs at the state park were completed.

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