By Wendy Osher
The governor today announced the release of $50 million for a portion of the Kahului Airport Access Road on Maui, and $600,000 for the demolition and relocation of the Kahului Harbor District Office.
The funds are part of a larger $113 million funding release for various capital improvement projects at airports and harbors throughout Hawai’i.
“These important projects will improve the airport experience across the state – from Hilo to Lihue – as well as the efficiency and capacity at our harbors,” said Gov. Neil Abercrombie. “Funding for many of the Honolulu Harbor improvements are part of a larger New Day Work Project that will increase harbor shipping capacity,” he said.
Allotment of funds for the following priority projects, identified by members of the state Legislature, has been approved by the governor:
Maui County-specific projects included on the funding list are as follows:
- $600,000 – Kahului Harbor, Maui: Design to relocate the Harbors Maui District Office and demolish the existing office and a store facility in accordance with the Kahului Harbor Development Plan.
- $50,000,000 – Kahului Airport, Maui: Construction for a multi-lane access road from Hana Highway to the Airport Loop Road; this segment of the Kahului Airport Access Road will connect with the state Highway Division’s segment starting on Hana Highway.
- $3,000,000 – Kahului Airport, Maui: Phase I construction for restroom renovations, including the addition of restroom air conditioning.
- $198,716 – Molokai Airport, Molokai: Construction of a new box culvert to replace the existing trapezoidal ditch adjacent to the taxiway; this will bring the taxiway safety area into compliance with current FAA regulations
Other state projects that will partially benefit Maui County include the following:
- $378,000 – Pavement Management System, Phase 1, statewide: Evaluation of the pavement conditions at Honolulu International and Kahului Airports to produce program reports to fulfill Federal Aviation Administration requirements, plan future projects, and determine which areas need repairs or reconstruction.
- $160,000 – Car rental facilities, statewide: Additional plans to provide preparation of studies, project definition reports, surveys, appraisals, and conceptual plans for program management of car rental facilities at Honolulu International Airport, Kahului Airport, Lihue Airport, and Kona International Airport at Keahole
Other projects across the state that were included in the funding release are listed below:
- $9,800,000 – Kona International Airport at Keahole, Hawaii Island: Construction for the re-roofing of the terminal building.
- $590,000 – Kona International Airport at Keahole, Hawaii Island: Construction for security improvements at security checkpoints and the Airport Operations Area fence.
- $400,000 – Honolulu International Airport, Oahu: Additional funds to complete the installation of a security access control system and video monitoring equipment; the additional construction funds are to address unforeseen site conditions relating to the existing electrical conduits and fiber optic cable backbone.
- $152,000 – Pavement Management System, Phase 2, statewide: Evaluation of the pavement conditions at Kona International, Hilo International, and Lihue Airports to produce program reports to fulfill FAA requirements, plan future projects, and determine which areas need repairs or reconstruction
- $10,000,000 – Honolulu Harbor, Oahu: Construction of new mooring structures and upgrades to existing utilities and infrastructure at Piers 12 and 15 to accommodate the relocation of the Clean Island Council and Marine Spill Response Corporation vessels from Pier 35.
- $9,500,000 – Honolulu Harbor, Oahu: Construction of site improvements including utilities, pavement, and a new box culvert to support the relocation of the UH Marine Center from the Kapalama Military Reservation.
- $8,500,000 – Honolulu Harbor, Oahu: Construction for renovation of the existing building and related utilities at Pier 35 to accommodate the relocation of the University of Hawaii School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology \from the proposed new Kapalama Container Terminal project site.
- $7,500,000 – Honolulu Harbor, Oahu: Design for the new Kapalama Container Terminal project to support expanding maritime activities in the harbor, as part of the Harbors New Day Work Project; the design funds will be used for Phase 2 of the project to prepare plans, designs, specifications, and cost estimates to construct a new container yard, roadways and gates, buildings, security fencing, utility infrastructure improvements, and related activities.
- $6,000,000 – Hilo Harbor, Hawaii Island: Construction to widen Kumau Street at Hilo Harbor to accommodate container, cargo and vehicle movements between Pier 4 and Kalanianaole Avenue.
- $2,000,000 – Kalaeloa Barbers Point Harbor, Oahu: Plans to develop a dedicated fuel berth at the Piers P-3 and P-4 areas as well environmental documentation and preparation of a comprehensive master plan to guide future harbor development.
- $1,800,000 – Hilo Harbor, Hawaii: Construction management and inspections services for a new pier and related utilities at Pier 4 and to widen Kumau Street to accommodate cargo movement and vehicles.
- $1,450,000 – Honolulu Harbor, Oahu: Construction management and inspection services for the rehabilitation of buildings and yard areas at Piers 34/35, improvements to the utility systems, pavement overlay, and construction of a new box culvert.
- $1,000,000 – Honolulu Harbor, Oahu: Construction management and inspection services for the construction of new mooring structures and upgrade of existing utilities and infrastructure at Piers 12 and 15 to accommodate the relocation of the Clean Island Council and Marine Spill Response Corporation vessels that will be relocated from Pier 35.
***Supporting information courtesy State of Hawai’i, Office of the Governor.