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Maui County nets $337 million in CIP funds

The Maui News

New school buildings, hospital improvements and jail upgrades are among the many Maui County projects getting funding from the state Legislature over the next few years.

The county is receiving $337.4 million in capital improvement funds for fiscal years 2020 and 2021, including $110 million for the Paia bypass and nearly $60 million for local schools. (State fiscal years run from July 1 to June 30).

The breakdown of projects follows:

SCHOOLS

• $17 million for Paia Elementary School for design and construction of a new classroom building.

• $8 million for Maui High School for design and construction of a girls’ athletic locker room and bathroom, physical education and athletic facilities.

• $7.2 million for Lahainaluna High School for repairs/upgrades/replacement of electrical meters and other electrical system improvements and repair and resurfacing of the track and field.

• $6.5 million for Kahului Elementary School for design and construction of parking lot fencing and a new classroom building.

• $5.4 million for Wailuku Elementary School for building reroofing, campuswide air-conditioning installation and Americans with Disabilities Act transition.

• $5.1 million for Iao Intermediate School for cafeteria and Building C renovations, additional classrooms and air-conditioning installation.

• $2.8 million for Maui Waena Intermediate School for an air-conditioning system and physical education field aeration.

• $2.4 million for Baldwin High School to design and construct a girls’ athletic locker room and to reroof Building B.

• $1.8 million for Kekaulike High School for a baseball and softball complex and campus fire alarm replacement.

• $750,000 for Kaunakakai Elementary School roof replacement and bleacher installation.

• $700,000 for Haiku Elementary School for a covered walkway and reroofing for Building E.

• $393,000 for Kalama Intermediate School parking lot renovation, design of a multipurpose room and fire alarm replacement.

• $300,000 for Molokai High School for design and construction of a baseball field.

HOSPITALS

• $12 million for Maui Health System facilities repairs, renovations and upgrades. Maui Health System operates Maui Memorial Medical Center, Kula Hospital and Lanai Community Hospital.

CONSERVATION

• $1.5 million for coqui frog eradication.

• $1.1 million for Kanaio dryland forest for a resource protection fence and forest protection and restoration.

• $300,000 for Kanaha Pond State Wildlife Sanctuary perimeter fence replacement.

AIRPORTS AND HARBORS

• $38 million for Kahului Airport terminal and facility improvements, including upgrades to boarding lounges, restrooms, the maintenance baseyard and fire training facility.

• $3.5 million for Molokai Airport improvements.

• $2.4 million for Hana Airport improvements.

• $2.4 million for Lanai Airport improvements.

• $56.5 million for Kahului Harbor improvements.

• $3.5 million for Maalaea Small Boat Harbor finger pier replacement.

ROADS AND BRIDGES

• $110 million for Paia bypass land acquisition, design and construction.

• $5 million for Honoapiilani Highway shoreline erosion mitigation from Ukumehame to Launiupoko.

• $4.3 million for Hana Highway Bridge preservation.

• $4 million for Haleakala Highway widening at Mile Post 0.8.

• $2.7 million for Hana Highway improvements, Huelo to Hana.

• $500,000 for Puunene Avenue widening from Kamehameha Avenue to Kuihelani Highway.

OTHER PROJECTS

• $8 million for Maui Community Correctional Center renovations, infrastructure work, new construction and permanent security-grade improvements.

• $4.4 million for Hoapili Hale for parking, sewer, storm drain, fire sprinkler, air-conditioning and security-related improvements.