Investing in infrastructure for the future

Posted on Dec 19, 2019 in Capitol Connection, Featured
HDOT made major repairs to the Pali Highway and neighbor island routes.

HDOT made major repairs to the Pali Highway and neighbor island routes.

Restored vital routes hit by natural disasters – The state Department of Transportation completed major repairs to keep people on Kaua‘i and O‘ahu safe from future flooding and rockfalls. On Hawai‘i island, HDOT opened major roads damaged by the Kīlauea eruption and seismic activity.

  • Reduced carbon footprint for energy, cost savings – HDOT’s energy-efficient systems and PV panels ensure a 40 percent reduction at state airports, harbors and highways and millions of dollars in energy cost savings over the next several years. HDOT also expects to use carbon-injected concrete in building roads and bridges, which reduces the amount of CO2 released into the environment.
Solar PV panels at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport are helping reduce electricity costs and increase energy efficiency.

Solar PV panels at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport are helping reduce electricity costs and increase energy efficiency.

  • Airport modernization advances statewide – Residents and visitors can now take advantage of rideshare pick-up locations at state airports and a new rental car facility at Kahului Airport. Daniel K. Inouye International Airport also completed Diamond Head Concourse renovations and became the ninth U.S. airport to complete improvements to accommodate the Air Bus 380 service from Japan.
  • Harbor modernization on track for 2020 completion – Improvements to the Kapālama Container Terminal will reduce cost and time in transferring cargo — the lifeline for receiving goods for the islands.
  • A new stadium entertainment district is planned.

    A new stadium entertainment district is planned.

    New Keahuolu Courthouse completed; new Aloha Stadium planned –Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification is being sought for the new Kona courthouse, a successful collaboration of the Judiciary, the Legislature, the legal community and the Department of Accounting and General Services. A new stadium entertainment district is planned, to include a 35,000-seat facility and stores, housing and entertainment venues.

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