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State-city impasse could mean losing $220M to shore up Ala Wai Canal

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    The proposed $345 million Ala Wai Flood Risk Management Project would include building a wall around the canal to protect Waikiki should the waterway overflow. Above, a view of the Ala Wai Canal.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Canal walls also will be repaired on the mauka side fronting Ala Wai Community Park and between the Kalakaua Avenue and McCully Street bridges. At left is a segment of a broken wall along Ala Wai Boulevard near Kalakaua Avenue.

The loss of roughly $220 million in federal funding may be imminent if the state and city don’t reach agreement on who would ultimately be responsible for putting up matching funds required to proceed with shoring up the Ala Wai Canal to protect Waikiki should the waterway overflow. Read more

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