The Department of Land and Natural Resources is preparing to launch repair projects at two west Hawaii boating facilities to address tsunami damage.
Starting May 27, crews from Drayko Construction will begin repairs at Kailua-Kona Pier. Work will include repaving the pier area, repairing the pump out station and revetment walls and transforming a U.S. Coast Guard office into the DLNR Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation during the repair period.
Officials say to expect a launch ramp closure for two days to repair the bottom or toe of the ramp.
On Jun. 9 crews will begin repairs to the Keauhou Small Boat Harbor. Work will include repairing a bulkhead and the Makai loading dock, repainting an interior comfort station and repaving the boat launch ramp and wash down area.
Both projects are expected to be completed by the end of 2014.
Repairs to the Kailua-Kona Pier are expected to cost $1,626,000 and $428,000 for the Keauhou Small Boat Harbor.
Funds for the estimated cost of tsunami damage repairs were appropriated by the 2011 State Legislature.
FEMA will reimburse costs for up to 75 percent.