Monday, March 23, 2015

House proposed budget includes over $60 million for capital improvements on Kauai

Kauai legislators secured over $60 million in Capital Improvement Project (CIP) funding for various projects across the island, as part of the state budget passed by the House earlier this week. The largest single amount, $20 million was provided for airfield improvements at Lihue Airport, while additional funding was provided for various road improvements and for the construction of sheltered bus stops across the island.

Notable CIP funding highlights for Kauai include:
  • $1.5 million for the third phase construction of sheltered bus stops along highways $20 million for the construction of various airfield improvements at Lihue Airport
  • $10.6 million for land acquisition and improvements to Kuhio Highway in the vicinity of Kauai Community Correctional Center and Wailua Golf course
  • $15 million for replacement of Wainiha bridges 1, 2 and 3 along Kuhio Highway
  • $4.3 million for guardrail and shoulder improvements on state highways on Kauai
  • $600,000 for land acquisition and rehabilitation of Waioli Stream, Waipa Stream and Waikoko Stream bridges along Kuhio Highway
  • $500,000 to replace Waimea river crossing with new concrete ford crossing
  • $150,000 for slope stabilization at Lumahai Hillside, Kuhio Highway
  • $1.45 million for Kaumualii Highway improvements and rehabilitation
  • $1.1 million for repairs and maintenance at Nawiliwili Small Boat Harbor
  • $500,000 for an emergency generator at Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital
  • $1.45 million for various improvements at Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital including endoscopy suite expansion, resurfacing of parking lots, and renovations of the psychiatric unit and nurses’ station.
  • $1.35 million for irrigation and electrical systems upgrades for Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital
  • $700,000 for various renovations at West Kauai Medical Center
  • $1.88 million for security and efficiency improvements at Kauai Community Correctional Center
  • $300,000 for the replacement of wooden doors with steel doors at Kauai Community Correctional Center
  • $1.485 million to replace grease trap and other renovations for Kaumualii Elementary School
  • $1.5 million for construction of an outdoor playcourt at Waimea Middle School
  • $500,000 to replace fire alarm system at Kapaa Elementary School
  • $1.065 million for reroofing, repairs, and firedoors at Kapaa High School
  • $361,000 for various repairs and maintenance at Kalaheo Elementary School
  • $263,000 for various repairs and maintenance at Waimea High School
  • $259,000 for various repairs and maintenance at Kekaha Elementary School
  • $180,000 for repairs at Kamakahelei Middle School
  • $150,000 to repair east wall and resurface basketball court at Eleele Elementary School
  • $93,000 to replace A/C and for locker room repairs at Kauai High School
  • $48,000 to install gutters and downspouts at Koloa Elementary School
  • $35,000 for repairs at Wilcox Elementary School
  • $1.624 million for the plans and design of the Hanahanapuni Firing Range
Contact Information:

Representative Derek Kawakami (Hanalei, Princeville, Kilauea, Anahola, Kapaa, Wailua)
(808) 586-8435

Representative James Tokioka (Wailua Homesteads, Hanamaulu, Lihue, Puhi, Old Koloa Town)
(808) 586-6270

Representative Dee Morikawa (Niihau, Lehua, Waimea, Koloa)
(808) 586-6280

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