DLNR NEWS RELEASE: WORK BEGINS THIS WEEK ON MA‘ALAEA SMALL BOAT HARBOR FERRY PIER

Posted on Jul 13, 2015 in Latest News, Newsroom, Press Releases

MA‘ALAEA, MAUI —  The Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation begins a $2.8 million project this week to remove and replace a badly deteriorated pier adjacent to the Ma‘alaea Small Boat Harbor new ferry terminal building.

When completed it will provide a new pier for the Lana‘i ferry and other vessels to load and unload passengers.  It will complement the recently completed $16 million ferry and harbor improvement project by Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company.

The project scope of work includes the removal of existing fiberglass grating and steel frame; concrete pier decking and beams.  The existing piles will be repaired and reused.

The new pier will consist of reinforced concrete beams and decking; aluminum decking supported by an aluminum frame; and 4X10 reinforced plastic fendering to protect the new pier.

The new pier will be durable (corrosion resistant), and require minimal maintenance over its 25-year life span.

At a ground breaking ceremony last week, the contractor, Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company brought in a brand new excavator with a special auger attachment to drill the holes for the 24″ diameter cast-in-place concrete piles that will support the new piers.

The in-water work is scheduled to begin in July 2015, and the project will be completed in April 2016. Work on the ferry pier should not impact harbor users since the ferry pier has been closed for several months.

The project is 80% funded by the U.S. DOT, Federal Transit Administration (FTA) through a Federal grant for ferry system improvements that is administered by the State DOT; the balance of the funding was provided by the State Legislature.
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Photos available at https://plus.google.com/u/0/101613020396360217549/posts of the groundbreaking/blessing for the Maalaea SBH Ferry Pier Replacement project was held on July 7, 2015, 10 A.M at the harbor office on Maui.

DLNR PHOTO includes from left to right:  Rev. Kealahou Alika; Bill Caldwell, President, Expeditions; Carty Chang, Chief Engineer; Gerry Majkut, President HDCC; Representative McKelvey; Paul Sensano, Maui District Manager; Senator Baker; HDCC equipment operator; Cedric Ota, Vice-president, HDCC; Curtis Powers, Maui Engineer.

Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company brought in a brand new excavator with a special augur attachment to drill the holes for the 24″ diameter cast-in-place concrete piles that will support the new piers.