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House Version of State Budget Includes $484.4 Million in Maui CIP Funds

March 18, 2016, 8:19 AM HST
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Maui representatives secured about $484.4 million in Capital Improvement Project funding for various projects across Maui County under the state budget passed by the House this week. The largest items included $200.7 million for the new Maui Community Correctional Center and $43.6 million for rockfall mitigation and repairs along the Hāna Highway. Another $37.5 million was allocated for phase II of the construction of Kīhei High School.

“These investments in our infrastructure, in public safety and in our schools will ensure a sound and safe future for the people of Maui, and allow us to meet the meet changing needs of our communities,” said House Speaker Joseph M. Souki, who represents Kahakuloa, Waiheʻe, Waiehu, Puʻuohala, Wailuku and Waikapū.

“I am grateful to my Maui colleagues—Rep. Justin Woodson, Rep. Angus McKelvey, Rep. Kaniela Ing, Rep. Lynn DeCoite, and especially to our CIP Subcommittee Chair, Kyle Yamashita—who all worked collaboratively to secure these priorities for all of Maui County,” said Speaker Souki.

Highlights of the CIP funding secured for Maui County include the following:

GENERAL

Maui Community Correctional Center.  Photo by Wendy Osher.

Maui Community Correctional Center. Photo by Wendy Osher.

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$200.7 million to design and construct a new Maui Community Correctional Center
$8 million for ground and sites improvements and equipment at Central Maui Regional Park
$5 million to expand the existing Molokaʻi Public Library
$4.7 million for Molokaʻi Irrigation system improvements
$4 million to build a parking lot and install a septic tank at the Molokaʻi Veterans Center
$4 million to replace buildings and make related improvements at the Maui Office Annex Building

Central Maui Regional Sports Complex grand opening and blessing event (3/12/16). Photo credit: DLNR.

Central Maui Regional Sports Complex grand opening and blessing event (3/12/16). Photo credit: DLNR.

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$3.5 million to design and construct a new fire alarm system and install a new security electronic and security hardware system at the Maui Community Correctional Center
$2 million to repave portions of track and ancillary roads, rebuild concrete launch pad, replace restrooms, and purchase improved timing, lighting and maintenance equipment at Maui Raceway Park
$525,000 for a new administration building for Maui Youth and Family Services
$500,000 for a new Hāna Health facilities
$500,000 for the redevelopment of the Kiowea Park facilities
$405,000 to close landfills and assess other environmental issues at Kalaupapa Settlement
$300,000 for construction of Heritage Hall in Pāʻia
$251,000 for design and construction to reroof buildings at Kalaupapa Settlement

SCHOOLS

Kīhei High School groundbreaking. Photo credit DOE.

Governor David Ige at the groundbreaking of the first phase of Kīhei High School. Photo credit DOE.

$37.5 million for phase II design and construction of Kīhei High School
$10.6 million to build eight new classroom buildings including ground and site improvements, equipment and air conditioning at Lahainaluna High School
$7 million to design and build the Food Innovation Center at the University of Hawaiʻi, Maui $6.9 million to build and equip weight training and wresting rooms, expand the band/choir building and replace and expand the gymnasium floor at Maui High School
$3.5 million to design, equip and renovate the gym/emergency shelter at Molokaʻi High School
$2 million to design and build a covered play court at Makawao Elementary School
$1.4 million to design and build a classroom building for Pāʻia Elementary School
$1 million to design and construct the track and field at King Kekaulike High School
$900,000 to design and build a new administrative building at Waiheʻe Elementary School
$500,000 to plan and build a water filtration system at Kula Elementary School
$362,000 to design and build landscaping at Pukalani Elementary School

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TRANSPORTATION

Landslide near Keʻanae along the Hāna Highway. (06.01.15) File photo credit: Kaliko Sanchez.

Landslide near Keʻanae along the Hāna Highway. (06.01.15) File photo credit: Kaliko Sanchez.

$43.6 million for Hāna Highway rockfall mitigation, repairs, widening and/or realignment
$38 million at Kahului Harbor for land acquisition and design for improvements and more efficient use of operational areas
$26.1 million for improvements, renovations and additions at Kahului Airport
$33.4 million at Hāna Airport for construction for a new aircraft rescue and firefighting station
$13.5 million for Honoapiʻilani Highway widening from Māʻalaea and Lahainaluna Road to Launiupoko
$5.3 million at Lānaʻi Airport for airport road and parking lot improvements and runway extension
$3.7 million for the dredging of Māʻalaea Small Boat Harbor
$3.5 million for replacement of Makakupaʻia Stream Bride on Kamehameha V Highway on Molokaʻi and other improvements
$3.2 million at Molokaʻi Airport for runway improvements including pavement reconstruction, drainage, striping, lighting and signage
$2.2 million for emergency dredging at the Lahaina Small Boat Harbor
$1.8 million for Haleakalā Highway widening
$1 million for the design and construction of safety and other improvements at Kīhei Boat Ramp
$1 million guardrail and shoulder improvements on state highways
$650,000 for Kahului Baseyard improvements
$500,000 for health, safety and public improvements at Līpoa Point at Honolua Bay
$300,000 traffic improvements on the Pāʻia bypass road
$250,000 for the Haʻikū crosswalk on Hāna Highway at Pilialoa Street
$150,000 for the purchase of portable bathroom complex at Kahului Harbor

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