On Maui, a piece of history is scheduled to be destroyed….on purpose.
The Hana Pier was built in the early 1920’s. It was fenced off in 2010 after falling into disrepair with exposed holes and rebar in the deck. The Department of Transportation reviewed various options for rebuilding the pier but settled on its removal following public feedback.
Tim Sakahara is the spokesperson for the Hawai‘i Department of Transportation.
Demolition is expected to cost around $3.5-million –with the remaining $16-million of unused funding being returned to the DOT Harbors Division.