Honolulu – Acting Governor Shan Tsutsui today announced the release of more than $26.4 million in capital improvement projects for priority repairs and improvements at state facilities and highways under the purview of the Department of Transportation.
“These investments will increase the safety of our residents while traveling on our highways as well as support the expansion of our maritime activities,” said Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui. “These projects will also continue our momentum of creating jobs and stimulating our economy.”
Allotment of funds for the following priority projects, identified by members of the State Legislature, has been approved by the Acting Governor:
$21,400 — Interstate Route H-3 Halekou Interchange to Kaneohe Marine Corps Base Hawaii safety improvement project. These additional highway revenue bond funds will provide for the safety improvements needed for the H-3 Halekou Interchange.
$21,700 — H-1,H-2 and H201 destination signage upgrades. These additional highway revenue bond funds will provide for additional design costs to upgrade existing signs to meet current standards.
$198,800 — Inoaole Stream Bridge replacement project, which is on Kalanianaole Highway in the vicinity of Waimanalo. The bridge will be replaced to increase stream flow capacity in the area to reduce or eminate flooding during heavy rainfall. These additional revenue bond funds will provide for additional design costs and acqusition of drainage easements.
$4,500,000 — Pier 31 improvements. These special funds will provide for the demolition of a shed and upgrades at Honolulu Harbor’s Pier 31 in relation to Pasha’s plans for a new larger shipping vessel.
$10,740,000 — DOT Harbors Division Maui District Office. These special funds will provide for additional design and construction of a DOT Harbors Division Maui District Office, which will be relocated in the Old Kahului Railroad Building as part of the Kahului Harbor Development Plan of July 2012.
$11,000,000 — Habors Modernation Plan. These revenue bonds will provide for the demolition of structures located at Kapalama Military Reservation and construction for a new Kapalama Container Facility to support expanding maritime activities in Honolulu Harbor.