Maui Business

House Approves $83 Million for Central Maui CIPs

March 13, 2018, 11:07 AM HST
* Updated March 14, 10:57 AM
Listen to this Article
1 minute
Loading Audio... Article will play after ad...
Playing in :00

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard toured the Maui Community Correctional Center in last year as part of her ongoing focus on reforming the criminal justice system. The state house budget committee this week advanced legislation to fund $500,00 for the plans, design and construction for dorm renovations at the facility. Courtesy photo: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard file photo 2.24.17

The House Budget Committee approved $83.26 million for Central Maui Capital Improvement Projects. This includes $10 million towards the construction of a new middle school in Central Maui.

Rep. Justin Woodson (Kahului, Pu‘unēnē, Old Sand Hills, Maui Lani), who represents the area said a middle school is much needed and will help toward the larger, fully funded project.

Central Maui also received $1 million for the construction of the Maui High School STEM education building; $2.5 million for plans, acquisition, design and construction of a civic center and bus hub in Kahului; and $500,000 for plans, designs and construction for dorm renovations at the Maui Community Correctional Center. 

“I thank Finance Committee Chair Sylvia Luke for agreeing to these requests,” said Rep. Woodson. “I am grateful for these funds and will continue to work through the budget process to secure more funding for projects that benefit our students and community, like the Maui High School STEM building and for Maui Memorial Medical Center,” he said.

Below are some projects included in the funding proposal:

Kahului Civic Center Plans, land acquisition, designs, construction, and equipment for the development, refurbishment, establishment, creation, demolition, and renovation of the Civic Center; new Maui bus hub


Maui High School Design and construction of a new STEM building


New Middle School in 9th District Design and construction for a new intermediate school in the 9th Representative district


Kahului Library Plans, design, construction, and equipment for the repair, renovation, refurbishment, installation, and development of roof and ceiling; lighting upgrade


Kahului Airport Kahului Airport improvements


Kahului Harbor Kahului Harbor improvements


Puunene Avenue Intersection Design and construction for miscellaneous improvements to existing intersections and highway facilities


UH Maui College Plans and designs for expansion of the culinary arts program


Maui Community Correctional Center Plans, designs, and construction for dorm renovations


Maui Health System Plans, design, construction and equipment for the repairs, renovations, expansion, and upgrades to Maui Memorial Medical Center, Kula Hospital, and Lanai Community Hospital 


Total   $83,259,000

Make the most of your Maui vacation with these top-rated activities: Maui Top 20: Maui Visitor & Tourism Information
E-Mail Newsletters Receive daily or weekly updates via e-mail. Subscribe Now
News Alerts Breaking news alerts on your mobile device. Get the App


This comments section is a public community forum for the purpose of free expression. Although Maui Now encourages respectful communication only, some content may be considered offensive. Please view at your own discretion. View Comments