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Governor Ige Releases $21.9 M for Capital Improvement Projects in Maui County

April 20, 2021, 5:25 AM HST
* Updated April 20, 11:59 AM
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Gov. David Ige announced the state released more than $278 million for Capital Improvement Projects (CIPs) in the month of March, to fund critical public infrastructure projects across the State of Hawai‘i. The allocation includes $21.9 million for projects on Maui with the biggest allocation of $10.4 million going to finance design and construction for field improvements to the baseball and softball fields at King Kekaulike High School.

“We’re doing at the local level what President Biden has proposed for the nation strengthening infrastructure, improving public facilities, and delivering good-paying jobs for our state,” said Gov. Ige. “Together, we are expanding opportunities and investing in the future of Hawaiʻi. It is now more important than ever to reimagine and rebuild our communities while ensuring that disadvantaged groups previously impacted don’t get left behind.”

Maui County: ($21,902,000 released)

  • Kekaulike High School: To finance design and construction for field improvements to the baseball and softball fields. $10,405,000 released; $10,405,000 total cost. Est. completion: December 2023
  • Kula Elementary School: To finance design and construction of facilities to support the agriculture and science program. $2,450,000 released; $3,000,000 total cost. Est. completion: May 2023
  • Lahainaluna High School: To finance design for improvements at Lahainaluna High School to comply with current ADA standards. $450,000 released; $600,000 total cost. Est. completion: January 2022
  • Lihikai Elementary School: To finance construction for a new kitchen floor and underlying surface. $200,000 released; $200,000 total cost. Est. completion: August 2022.
  • Maui Community Correctional Center: To provide construction funds for the replacement of the roof-top chiller. $297,000 released; $297,000 total cost. Est. completion: June 2022
  • Maui High School: To finance design and construction for a girl’s athletic locker room. $8,000,000 released; $8,000,000 total cost. Est. completion: August 2024.
  • Maui High School: To provide equipment and furniture for the new weight training and wrestling facilities. $100,000 released; $4,526,000 total cost. Est. completion: September 2020
The north entrance of King Kekaulike High School is located along the Old Haleakalā Highway in Pukalani. File photo by Wendy Osher.

Statewide: March 2021 ($66,858,327 released)

  • Highway Planning: To finance additional planning for highway planning. $2,900,000 released; $23,900,000 total cost. Est. completion: September 2022
  • Lump Sum R&M Hawaiian Home Lands Existing Infrastructure: Release of funds for construction of a concrete water tank in Ka‘ū, Hawaiʻi. $1,458,327 released; $3,556,327 total cost. Est. completion: July 2022
  • Rental Housing Revolving Fund Infusion: This infusion will provide funds for financing the development, predevelopment, construction, acquisition, or preservation of affordable rental housing statewide. $50,000,000 released; $50,000,000 total cost.
  • Unemployment Insurance (UI) Information Technology (IT): For plans, construction and equipment to modernize the UI IT system. $10,000,000 released; $13,000,000 total cost. Est. completion: December 2022.
  • Various Schools, EDSPECS Update: To finance design to update the Hawaiʻi Department of Education Educational Specifications (EDSPECS) for high schools, middle/intermediate, and elementary schools. $500,000 released; $500,000 total cost. Est. completion: March 2023.
  • Various Schools, Unanticipated ADA Compliance Ready-Response Funds: To finance design and construction for improvements to comply with current ADA standards at various schools statewide. $2,000,000 released; $2,000,000 total cost.

Hawaiʻi County: ($11,986,230 released)

  • Hawaiian Home Lands Lot Development: Release of funds for construction of a concrete water tank in Ka‘ū. $1,278,000 released; $3,556,327 total cost. Est. completion: July 2022
  • Honalo Marshalling Yard: Revert and reallot $100,000.00 in general obligation bond funds from equipment to design for infrastructural improvements to the Honalo Marshalling Yard. $100,000 released; $1,100,000 total cost. Est. completion: June 2022.
  • Kea‘au High School: To finance construction to upgrade the fire alarm system. $175,000 released; $175,000 total cost. Est. completion: August 2022.
  • Kea‘au Middle School: To finance construction to upgrade the fire alarm system. $90,000 released; $90,000 total cost. Est. completion: August 2022.
  • Keaukaha Elementary School: To finance construction to replace the air conditioning in the portable classrooms at Keaukaha Elementary School. $140,000 released; $140,000 total cost. Est. completion: August 2022
  • Lump Sum Hawaiʻi Health Systems Corporation: This project will provide construction funds to build centralized administrative offices at Kohala Hospital. $500,000 released; $675,000 total cost. Est. completion: March 2022.
  • Lump Sum Hawaiʻi Health Systems Corporation: This project will provide equipment funds to upgrade and replace the chiller at Hilo Medical Center. $475,000 released; $475,000 total cost. Est. completion: August 2021.
  • Pāhoa High and Intermediate: To finance design for science facilities upgrades at Pāhoa High and Intermediate School. $300,000 released; $300,000 total cost. Est. completion: March 2022.
  • Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keāhole: To finance the design and construction of restroom renovations at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keāhole, Hawaiʻi. $8,928,230 released; $16,160,730 total cost. Est. completion: February 2023.

City and County of Honolulu: ($177,844,338.00 released)

  • Castle High School: To finance design and construction for improvements at Castle High School to comply with current ADA standards. $1,500,000 released; $1,500,000 total cost. Est. completion: July 2023
  • Department of Defense, Hawaiʻi State Veterans Home: This project will provide construction funds to acquire the services of a healthcare coordinator expert for a new 120-bed Hawaiʻi State Veterans nursing home and long-term care facility. $300,000 released; $300,000 total cost. Est. completion: February 2023
  • Dole Middle School: To finance design for improvements at Dole Middle School to comply with current ADA standards. $300,000 released; $300,000 total cost. Est. completion: January 2022.
  • Haha‘ione Elementary School: To finance design for improvements at Haha‘ione Elementary School to comply with current ADA standards. $270,000 released; $270,000 total cost. Est. completion: January 2022.
  • Hawaiʻi State Hospital: This project involves the design and construction of anti-ligature and other related improvements at the Hawaiʻi State Hospital (HSH) in Kāneʻohe. $8,997,000 released; $10,818,650 total cost. Est. completion: April 2023
  • Hawaiʻi State Veterans Home: This project will provide additional construction funds for a new 120 bed Hawaiʻi State Veterans Home nursing home and long-term care facility. $2,777,188 released; $91,104,538 total cost. Est. completion: February 2023.
  • HCDA Stadium Development District: This project will provide funds for legal services, a structural engineering study, and HCDA overhead costs for the Stadium Development District. $2,500,000 released.
  • Henry J. Kaiser High School: To finance design and construction for coverings and shades for outdoor gatherings at Henry J. Kaiser High School. $378,000 released; $378,000 total cost. Est. completion: December 2023.
  • Hōkūlani Elementary School: To finance design for improvements at Hōkūlani Elementary School to comply with current ADA standards. $230,000 released; $230,000 total cost. Est. completion: January 2022
  • Kaimukī High School: To finance design to convert and upgrade the school cafeteria. $400,000 released; $400,000 total cost. Est. completion: March 2022
  • Kalani High School: To finance construction to replace the gym bleachers. $875,000 released; $875,000 total cost. Est. completion: August 2023
  • Kanoelani Elementary School: To finance design and construction for the expansion of the school’s cafeteria. $6,000,000 released; $9,300,000 total cost. Est. completion: May 2023
  • Kapunahala Elementary School: To finance design and construction for improvements at Kapunahala Elementary School to comply with current ADA standards. $1,500,000 released; $1,680,000 total cost. Est. completion: August 2024
  • Lincoln Elementary School: To finance preliminary design for a covered play court. $500,000 released; $500,000 total cost.
  • Lump Sum Hawaiʻi Health Systems Corporation: This project will provide additional design funds for the replacement of the heat pumps at LēʻahiHospital. $20,150 released; $120,150 total cost. Est. completion: December 2021.
  • Moanalua High School: To finance design and construction for softball field improvements. $3,175,000 released; $3,175,000 total cost. Est. completion: August 2024
  • Pauoa Elementary School: To finance preliminary design for a covered play court. $500,000 released; $500,000 total cost.
  • Pearl City Elementary School: To finance construction for improvements at Pearl City Elementary School to comply with current ADA standards. $1,200,000 released; $2,770,000 total cost. Est. completion: August 2023
  • Pearl City Elementary School: To finance construction to update the existing electrical systems for Buildings A and D. $100,000 released; $100,000 total cost. Est. completion: December 2021
  • Radford High School: To finance design and construction for a girl’s athletic locker room. $6,000,000 released; $6,250,000 total cost. Est. completion: June 2024
  • Daniel K. Inouye International Airport: To finance the construction costs of runway and taxiway shoulder rehabilitation at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport. $130,305,000 released; $133,331,000 total cost. Est. completion: December 2023
  • Sand Island Access Road Truck Weigh Station: To finance additional construction for the Sand Island Access road truck weigh station at Kapālama Container Terminal. $2,613,000 released; $17,219,000 total cost. Est. completion: September 2022
  • St. Francis Healthcare Foundation of Hawaiʻi: For construction for vehicle and pedestrian access improvements at the St. Francis Healthcare Foundation of Hawaiʻi Liliha Campus. $250,000 released; $2,375,000 total cost. Est. completion: December 2021
  • Sunset Beach Elementary School: To finance construction for two sets of stairs and a ramp leading from the campus to the playfield. $239,000 released; $300,000 total cost. Est. completion: August 2023
  • Wai‘alae Elementary Public Charter School: To finance design and construction to update the existing electrical System. $465,000 released; $465,000 total cost. Est. completion: December 2022
  • Wai‘anae High School: To finance design and construction of a rubberized all-weather track and field. $750,000 released; $8,000,000 total cost. Est. completion: August 2023
  • Wai‘anae Intermediate School: To finance preliminary design for a covered play court. $1,000,000 released; $1,000,000 total cost.
  • Waimānalo Elementary and Intermediate School: To finance design and construction for improvements at Waimānalo Elementary and Intermediate School to comply with current ADA standards. $2,500,000 released; $2,770,000 total cost. Est. completion: August 2024
  • Waimānalo Health Center: For equipment to expand and enhance the provision of dental and vision services. $250,000 released; $550,000 total cost.
  • Waipahu Elementary School: To finance design for the expansion, renovation, and improvement of the cafeteria and kitchen. $1,250,000 released; $15,000,000 total cost.
  • Waipahu Intermediate School: To finance construction for drainage improvements for Building Y. $650,000 released; $650,000 total cost. Est. completion: August 2022
  • Winners’ Camp Foundation: For construction for renovations and improvements to serve children with disabilities. $50,000 released; $184,800 total cost. Est. completion: June 2021

Kauaʻi County:  ($50,000.00 released)

  • Anaina Hou Community Park: For construction to complete the final phase of construction of the Anaina Hou playground. $50,000 released; $111,082 total cost.

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