Governor Releases $10.7 Million for Airports and Harbors on Hawaii Island

HONOLULU – Hawaii Island airports and harbors have received $10.7 million for various capital improvement projects (CIP).  The funds are part of the $113 million CIP package for various statewide projects that Gov. Neil Abercrombie released earlier this week.

I appreciate the Governor for releasing the funds for these important projects that will enhance our airports and harbors,” said Senator Malama Solomon (District 4- Hilo, Hamakua, Kohala, Waimea, Waikoloa, Kona).  “These projects will also stimulate our economy and create much needed jobs for our residents.”

Here is a list of the projects:

Airports

  • $9,800,000 – Kona International Airport at Keahole, Hawaii Island – Construction for the re-roofing of the terminal building
  • $590,000 – Kona International Airport at Keahole, Hawaii Island – Construction for security improvements at security checkpoints and the Airport Operations Area fence
  • $160,000 – Car rental facilities, statewide – Additional plans to provide preparation of studies, project definition reports, surveys, appraisals, and conceptual plans for program management of car rental facilities at Honolulu International Airport, Kahului Airport, Lihue Airport, and Kona International Airport at Keahole
  • $152,000 – Pavement Management System, Phase 2, statewide – Evaluation of the pavement conditions at Kona International, Hilo International, and Lihue Airports to produce program reports to fulfill FAA requirements, plan future projects, and determine which areas need repairs or reconstruction

Harbors

  • $6,000,000 – Hilo Harbor, Hawaii Island – Construction to widen Kumau Street at Hilo Harbor to accommodate container, cargo and vehicle movements between Pier 4 and Kalanianaole Avenue
  • $1,800,000 – Hilo Harbor, Hawaii – Construction management and inspections services for a new pier and related utilities at Pier 4 and to widen Kumau Street to accommodate cargo movement and vehicles