Maui Projects Included in CIP Budget Bill

February 27, 2020, 8:39 AM HST · Updated February 28, 11:22 AM
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Puʻunēnē Aveune / Kūihelani Highway intersection. Photo credit: Wendy Osher

The House Finance Committee passed the Capital Improvement Project budget bill on Wednesday, calling for more than $4.9 billion for projects in 2020 and 2021.

Maui highlights include: $40 million for the widening of Puʻunēnē Avenue from Kamehameha Avenue to Kūihelani Highway; $11 million for Kāʻanapali Beach Restoration and Berm Enhancement; and $4 million for the acquisition of Nā Wai ʻEha as part of the CIP budget for the Department of Land and Natural Resources.

The measure now moves to the full House for second reading.

Supplemental Improvements Act of 2020, Executive Budget Capital Improvement Projects highlights include: 

  • $1,018,811,000 Fiscal Year 2020 General Obligation Bond Funds and General Obligation Reimbursement Bonds
  • $805,652,000 Fiscal Year 2021 General Obligation Bond Funds and General Obligation Reimbursement Bonds
  • $2,325,781,000 Fiscal Year 2020 All Means of Financing
  • $2,583,292,000 Fiscal Year 2021 All Means of Financing
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AGRICULTURE

  • Adds a total of $2 million to the Department of Agriculture’s CIP Budget
    • $1 million for reservoir decommissioning in Hawaiʻi County
    • $1 million for improvements to the Waimea Irrigation System

ACCOUNTING AND GENERAL SERVICES

  • Adds total of $18 million to the Department of Accounting and General Service’s CIP Budget
    • $17 million for the modernization of the state finance system
    • $1 million for repair, equipment, modernization and expansion of the Information and Communication Services Division’s critical communication systems

BUDGET AND FINANCE

  • Adds a total of $900,000 to the Department of Budget and Finance’s CIP Budget
    • $900,000 for fire safety improvements to the Bishop Museum’s Paki Building.

DEFENSE

  • Adds a total of $19 million to the Department of Defense’s CIP Budget
    • $16 million for the VA Long-term Care Home
    • $2 million for the incremental addition, replacement, and upgrade of the State Civil Defense warning and communication devices

EDUCATION

  • Adds a total of $236 million for State Public School’s, $2 million for State Libraries, and $2 million for Charter Schools
    • $6 million for designs for facilities replacement or campus relocation for Shafter Elementary School
    • $21 million for improvements and replacement facilities for Mokapu Elementary School
    • $26 million for Phase 3 of East Kapolei Middle School
    • $20 million for Phase 2 of Farrington High School’s Music and Athletics facility
    • $11 million for various Title IX equity projects statewide
    • $35 million for school improvements at Ilima Intermediate School
    • $10 million for various ADA projects statewide

HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS

  • Adds a total of $35 million to the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands’ CIP Budget
    • $20 million for lot development, statewide
    • $5 million for repair and maintenance to existing infrastructure, statewide
    • $800,000 for speed abatement and pedestrian safety in Waimanalo, Oʻahu

HUMAN SERVICES

  • Adds a total of $5 million to the Department of Human Services CIP budget for the repair and maintenance of Hawaiʻi Public House Authority facilities

HAWAIʻI HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION

  • Adds a total of $9 million to the Hawaiʻi Health Systems Corporation’s CIP Budget
    • $1 million for construction and emergency room renovations at Kona Community Hospital
    • $650,000 for a 3D mammography machine at Kauaʻi Veterans Memorial Hospital
    • $700,000 for upgrade the plumbing in patient rooms at Maluhia
    • $6 million for the expansion and improvement of the oncology clinic at Hilo Medical Center

HEALTH

  • Adds a total of $1 million to the Department of Health’s CIP Budget
    • $1 million for the design and construction of necessary improvements at Department of Health facilities, statewide

LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES

  • Adds a total of $32 million to the Department of Land and Natural Resources’ CIP Budget
    • $11 million for Kāʻanapali Beach Restoration and Berm Enhancement
    • $2 million for the acquisition of Kealakekua Piko
    • $4 million for the acquisition of Nā Wai ʻEha
    • $2 million for the placement of approximately 15,000 cubic yards of sand at Royal Hawaiian Beach
    • $1 million for the plans and designs for a replacement and relocation of a boat ramp in the Puna district
    • $2 million for improvements to state parks and facilities, statewide
    • $5 million for remediation and restoration of shoreline areas at Sand Island State Parks
    • $4 million for stabilization and improvement of Ala Wai Canal wall

TRANSPORTATION

  • Adds a total of $515 million for improvement to Airports Statewide, $2.5 million to support Harbor division staff, and $883 million for improvements to Highways statewide
    • $9 million for improvements of facilities at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole
    • $30 million for design of the diamond head concourse extension at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport
    • $305 million for airfield improvements at facilities statewide
    • $200 million for the widening of H-1 Eastbound in the vicinity of Waikele to Hālawa, ʻOahu
    • $113 million for improvements to H-1 in the vicinity of Middle Street to Vineyard Boulevard
    • $30 million for the widening of Keaʻau-Pāhoa Road, Hawaiʻi
    • $22 million for safety improvements in the Waimea region
    • $90 million for the extension of the Daniel K. Inouye Highway
    • $40 million for the widening of Puʻunēnē Avenue from Kamehameha Avenue to Kūihelani Highway
    • $92 million for congestion relief on Kūhiō Highway from Hanamaulu to Kapaʻa
    • $10 million for major pavement improvements statewide
    • $25 million for Rockfall Protection/Slope Stabilization statewide
    • $13 million for Vehicle to Everything (V2X) Technology statewide

UNIVERSITY OF HAWAIʻI

  • Adds a total of $22 million to the University of Hawaiʻi’s CIP Budget
    • $25 million for minor repairs at Community Colleges, Statewide
    • $3 million for the construction of a sidewalk for the Ko Education Center
    • $4 million for expansion, renovation, and improvements for the Waterhouse Strength & Conditioning Center and Softball Stadium
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