Ho’owili Road was constructed in 1962 as part of the Poipu Road expansion. The wall now rests on this disturbed road bed leaving room for an internal buffer corridor of 10 to 20 feet before the cultural sites begin. This is ideal for movement with minimum impact.
Details were finalized on the wall construction and safety procedures were set in place. All the various maps available were consulted again (see Historic Overview and Master Plan) along with a very recent County Survey (January, 2013). The entire perimeter was then walked and logistic issues scheduled.
The beginning of the wall will be left unfinished until we clear the brush around the edge of the fish pond. At this point we are far enough away and still on disturbed ground to be well with-in the sensitivity level necessary for this project. Once the fish pond is cleared of vegetation and the proximity of cultural sites determined, we will then finish this section.