State releases $14M for harbors and highways

Published On: Dec 28 2013 11:48:49 AM HST
Updated On: Dec 28 2013 11:49:08 AM HST
Hilo Harbor

The state has released $6 million for improvements and modifications to Pier 1 at Hilo Harbor on the Big Island;

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HONOLULU -

The governor's office released $14 million dollars in capital improvements projects for harbors and highways statewide.

"These priority investments in state infrastructure add further stimulus and jobs to the economy in order to build upon our state's $1.1 billion turnaround," Gov. Neil Abercrombie said in a statement.

The money includes the following:

>> $6 million for Phase II of Pier 1 shed modifications at Hilo Harbor on the Big Island.

>> $80,500 for security enhancements at Kawaihae Commercial Harbor on the Big Island. The federal government is contributing $241,500 to the project.

>> More than $3 million for improvements to Farrington Highway in Nanakuli on Oahu. The work includes adding left turn lanes in the Honolulu-bound direction at Nanakuli and Haleakala avenues.

>> $2.2 million for Phase 1 of the improvement and repair work to the H-1 freeway through Pearl City and Waimalu.

>> $1.5 million for repair work along Honoapiilani Highway at Ukumehame, Maui. This is to repair damage caused by the March 11, 2011 tsunami generated by the earthquake off Japan.

>> $1.5 million for roadway repairs along Honoapiilani Highway at Launiupoko, Maui to fix damage caused by continued high surf.

>> $11,000 for drainage improvements along Farrington Highway near Olohio Street in Mokuleia, Oahu.

>> 4,000 for guardrail and shoulder improvements in various locations on Kauai. These projects will also get $16,000 in federal funds.

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