The new slips at Port Allen Small Boat Harbor opened last week, the State of Hawaii’s Hawaii Dept. of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) said in their latest release.
This $3.8 million project was initially scheduled to start in April 2017 and was delayed due to permitting requirements.
The DLNR Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation scheme, conducted by Hawaiian Dredging Construction, involved the removal of existing, badly deteriorated fixed concrete piers and the installation of new aluminum framed floating docks with plastic lumber decking, including all new electrical and water utilities.
The new floating docks provide an increase in the total number of slips from 35 to 42, by installing additional finger piers on the makai side of the makai pier (Pier B/200 Row).
“All slip permittees were required to vacate their slips in February 2018. Some permittees were able to obtain temporary moorage at Nawiliwili Small Boat Harbor and others had to trailer their vessels off site,” DLNR said.
The Port Allen Small Boat Harbor is located on the southern coastline of Kaua`i on the eastern shore of Hanapepe Bay.