New Escalators installed at Kahului Airport
The state Department of Transportation completed the installation of two new escalators at the Kahului Airport in the security check point area. The new escalators replace the previous escalators, which were demolished and removed after twenty years of service.
“We apologize for the delay in service during the construction period,” said Maui Airport District Manager Marvin Moniz, “but the new escalators will make it a lot easier and safer for everyone to enter and exit the airport with ease.”
Work included coordination with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), as the escalators are located after the TSA checkpoint and involved relocating of screening equipment. Most of the installation work was done at night in order to minimize the impact to the operations at the Kahului Airport.
ThyssenKrupp Elevator Corporation provided general contractor services, while construction management was handled by TM Designers, Inc. The $727,024 project took just over one year to complete.
In collaboration with the TSA, the DOT Airports Division will be installing new flooring at the TSA checkpoint. The project is expected to begin in early June 2010 and take about two weeks to complete. The work will be done at night to minimize disruption to the airport.