Hawaii & Alaska
The work is set to begin soon on a project that could help protect the shoreline. (Source: Hawaii News Now)

Major project begins to tackle erosion hotspot on Oahu’s most famous shoreline

WAIKIKI, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Crews have started working on a new fix for an erosion hotspot in Waikiki.

They will construct a sandbag groin that will extend out into the ocean.

The structure at Kuhio Beach will be 95 feet long, 18 feet wide and 4.3 feet high.

The barrier will help to stabilize the corner of the beach where the foundation of the old Waikiki Tavern has been exposed.

Workers will bring in 700 cubic yards of sand from the Diamond Head swim basin of Kuhio Beach.

The construction is expected to last up to 3 weeks.

"It's getting bad. It's getting worse every time, so now they're finally going to do something about it," said surf instructor Chris Matteson.

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