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Resolution to move highway inland in Makaha advances

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                                Makaha residents Miya Palmer, left, Alyssa Neri, Kira Marie Keaulana, Keoni Keaulana, Bunky Bakutis, Momi Keaulana, Buffalo Keaulana (seated), Bruce DeSoto, Rusty Keaulana, Brian Keaulana and Kimo Leong waved signs Thursday demanding that Farrington Highway be relocated mauka of Makaha Beach, which it currently cuts through.

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    Makaha residents Miya Palmer, left, Alyssa Neri, Kira Marie Keaulana, Keoni Keaulana, Bunky Bakutis, Momi Keaulana, Buffalo Keaulana (seated), Bruce DeSoto, Rusty Keaulana, Brian Keaulana and Kimo Leong waved signs Thursday demanding that Farrington Highway be relocated mauka of Makaha Beach, which it currently cuts through.

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                                A poster near the bridge asked people to sign a petition against replacing the 1930s-era wooden highway bridge and constructing a temporary bypass road across Makaha Beach on the makai side of the existing highway.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    A poster near the bridge asked people to sign a petition against replacing the 1930s-era wooden highway bridge and constructing a temporary bypass road across Makaha Beach on the makai side of the existing highway.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A truck crossed Bridge 3A on Friday in Makaha.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    A truck crossed Bridge 3A on Friday in Makaha.

For decades, oceangoers and residents of West Oahu have pressed the city and state to take Farrington Highway off the sands of historic Makaha Beach and move it inland, as had been recommended in a 1998 Honolulu master plan and a 1985 study by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Read more

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