Honolulu, Hawai‘i – Senator Lorraine R. Inouye (D-Hilo, Hamakua, Kohala, Waimea, Waikoloa, and Kona, Hawai‘i Island) announced that approximately $2.9 million in Capital Improvement Project funds were released last week by Governor David Ige for five projects in her district:
--$147,000 to finance additional construction for safety improvements along Mamalahoa Highway between Milepost 3.9 to Milepost 6.9,
--$1 million to finance the design for a new gymnasium and athletic facilities for Kohala High School,
--$60,000 in general obligation bond funds for renovations to the Hamakua Youth Center,
--$175,000 in general obligation bond funds for the design of a centralized administrative and business office, and private employee dining area, at Kohala Hospital,
--And $1.5 million to finance the design and construction for improvements to the parking lot of Waimea Elementary School.