An additional $10.7 million has been released by the state to move the Kahului Harbor Maui District Office from the waterfront to the historic Old Kahului Railroad Building.
Acting Gov. Shan Tsutsui released the money for the office move as part of $26.4 million in capital improvement projects statewide for priority repairs and improvements at state facilities and highways.
The appropriation will provide additional funds for design and construction of the Harbors Division Maui District Office, the news release from Tsutsui's office said.
Earlier this year, Gov. Neil Abercrombie released $600,000 for the move.
The harbors office currently sits dockside adjacent to Pier 3, and the move will allow the waterfront area to be used to handle increased cargo volume and to improve harbor operational efficiency, Transportation Department officials told The Maui News earlier this year.
The plan is to demolish the old waterfront building and to renovate the Old Kahului Railroad Building. The exterior of the building, built in 1923, will be maintained to preserve the historic nature of the structure, Transportation Department officials said.
The harbor office will occupy two buildings in the complex. The third building will be available for rent.
Work on the move was tentatively set for February with the project expected to take about a year to complete, Transportation Department officials said.