NEWS RELEASE: Governor releases more than $40 million for CIP projects across the state

Posted on Aug 6, 2015 in Latest News, Newsroom, Press Releases

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today announced the release of more than $40 million for the state’s capital improvements program (CIP) that will be administered by various state departments and agencies.

“Building a Hawai‘i we are proud to call home requires us to maintain and improve state facilities. These priority projects are investments that will boost our economy and better serve Hawai‘i’s people.

“Funds spent now to repair and maintain the state’s housing facilities and schools will reduce project backlogs and prevent the maintenance requirements from becoming more significant in the coming years. More importantly, they will support families and children allowing them to thrive.

“The airport projects will enhance the operation and safety of the major gateways to our islands, and the highway improvements are necessary for the safety of all who travel on our roadways. Airports and highways must be maintained not only for our residents, but, also, for our visitors, as they are the welcoming face to our islands state and help support Hawai‘i’s economic vitality,” said Gov. Ige.


$1,113,335 – Hawai‘i Public Housing Authority (HPHA) – Lump sum for housing development, upgrades and renovations, statewide. HPHA administers a public housing portfolio of 85 properties consisting of 6,195 public housing units.

Hawai‘i Island:

$15,000 – Hawai‘i Belt Road – safety improvements from Laupāhoehoe Gulch to Kaʻawaliʻi Gulch.

$550,000 – Kaʻū High School – repair termite damaged gym floor, showers and replace lockers.

$2,700,000 – Department of Transportation/Kona International Airport at Keāhole – design of terminal modifications to improve capacity, efficiency and security.

$680,000 – Māmalahoa Highway – construction of drainage box culverts and raise the roadway in the vicinity of Kāwā to minimize flooding.

$20,000 – Māmalahoa Highway – design of intersection improvements at Māmalahoa Highway and Mud Lane in Waimea.


$80,000 – Mailihuna Road and Kapaʻa Stream Bridge – intersection improvements and stream bridge rehabilitation.

$60,000 – Kaumualiʻi Highway/Hanapēpē River Bridge – replacement and/or rehabilitation of the bridge along Kaumualiʻi Highway.

$1,300,000 – Kīlauea School – finance planning, design and construction of improvements to the school’s waterline.


$30,000 – Honoapiʻilani Highway – Phase 1B-2 of a project to construct a 2-lane highway to provide a bypass of Lahaina Town.

$3,000,000 – Kīhei High (new school) Maui – continued initial planning, including work on irrigation wells and land clearing.

$1,500,000 – Waiohuli Hawaiian Homesteaders Association, Inc. – design and construction of Phase II of the community center complex.


$9,318,772 – Aloha Stadium – various structural and health and safety repairs and improvements.

$9,000,000 – Honolulu International Airport – roadway and miscellaneous improvements. Includes design and construction of upgrades to 3rd level roadway for the interisland terminal (IIT) and at vehicular connecting link between IIT and the overseas terminal.

$1,712,364 – Honolulu International Airport – construction of airfield lighting improvements for Runway 4L at the airport bridge.

$400,000 – Honolulu International Airport – closing costs for permanent consolidated car rental facility.

$333,334 – Honolulu International Airport – plans for a Federal Aviation Administration compliant Airports Surveying Geographic Information System.

$300,000 – Honolulu International Airport – part of construction for new employee parking lot.

$583,790 – Kalaeloa Airport – design and construction of about 100 new T-hangars and related infrastructure improvements.

$5,425.000 – Kamehameha Highway – emergency shoreline improvements along Kamehameha Highway in the Kaʻaʻawa area.

$165,000 – Department of Agriculture, Hale Kanahoahoa building – reroofing and replacement of air conditioning system.

$216, 500 – Department of Transportation – guardrail and shoulder improvements at various locations on Oʻahu.

$800,000 – Hāmākua Marsh – construction for mangrove eradication.

$750,000 – Mililani High School – replacement of deteriorating wood bleachers at athletic field.

$870,000 – Lanikai Elementary School – design phase for the cafeteria.


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