GOVERNOR RELEASES $500,000 FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS IN SENATE DISTRICT 4


The Governor recently released $500,000.00 in capital improvement project funding (CIP) for plans and design for parking, restroom and trailhead restoration at Pololū Trailhead, Hawaiʻi.


Senator Lorraine R. Inouye (District 4 – Hilo, Hāmākua, Kohala, Waimea, Waikōloa, Kona) expressed her gratitude for the funding of this project.


“I'd like to thank Governor Ige for releasing allocated funds to finance the design and planning costs for parking, restroom and trailhead restoration at Pololū. Pololū is one of the most iconic locations on Hawaiʻi Island, including the trailhead and lookout. Creating accessible parking and restrooms at the trail is crucial to ensure that people can safely enjoy this destination. I am also pleased with the restoration work that will be completed at the trailhead. Pololū Valley has rich cultural and historical significance while also being a visitor attraction. It is imperative that the State continues to improve and maintain places like the Pololū Trailhead as the visitor industry pivots to community-based tourism.”