Hawaii to Remove Loose Rocks From State Monument

January 10, 2012

The state of Hawaii plans to remove loose rocks along Diamond Head State Monument this month to reduce the risk of rockfalls.

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources said Friday a construction crew will use a variety of methods to manually remove the loose rocks on the exterior ocean side of the monument along Diamond Head Road.

Some workers will rappel down the wall to remove rocks while others at the ground level will reach up to take out loose rocks with hand tools.

The work will start on Wednesday and last about a month.

One lane of Diamond Head road may be closed to vehicle traffic and pedestrians during the work for safety reasons.

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