Tuesday, May 7, 2019


Projects focus on agriculture, school, infrastructure construction

Honolulu, Hawaiʻi – Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) earmarked for House District 43 through 2021 include $153 million targeting agriculture, education, and infrastructure upgrades. Representative Stacelynn K.M. Eli (‘Ewa Villages, Kalaeloa, Honokai Hale, Nanakai Gardens, Ko ‘Olina, Kahe Point, Nānākuli, Lualualei, Mā‘ili) said this state investment will benefit everyone who lives in the West Oʻahu community.
"These CIP funds will help students, commuters, and everyone using Kalaeloa Airport and Farrington Highway on the Leeward Coast," said Eli. "Safety, education, and economic growth are among my top priorities. These funds will address some of the concerns in our community that has been overlooked for years.  I want to thank my colleagues in the legislature for their support."
The state CIP funds are earmarked for fiscal year 2019-2020 ($89 million) and fiscal year 2020-2012 ($64 million).
Projects include:
·         $13.4 million for facility improvements at Kalaeloa Airport
$104 million for Kalaeloa Barbers Point Harbor improvements
·         $27 million for traffic improvements in Farrington Highway including extension of a fifth lane
·         $5 million to widen Farrington Highway and create a parallel route for the Waiʻanae Coast
·         $1.6 million for improvements to the Department of Agriculture Kalaeloa harvesting facility
·         $2 million to build a performing arts center at Nānākuli High & Intermediate School

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