Hawaii's state airports are headed for some much needed renovation.
Gov. Neil Abercrombie has released $96.6 million for construction projects at state airports to further stimulate Hawaii’s growing economy and job environment.
“Our airports are the first impression of Hawaii for many of our visitors and these improvements, in conjunction with our Hawaii Airports Modernization Program, will help turn them into safer, world-class facilities,” said Abercrombie. “With the recent stabilization of our visitor industry, we will need projects like these to continue to expand our economy through construction.”
The funds have been allotted for the following:
- $50 million – Taxiway structural improvements at Honolulu International Airport, Oahu
- $35.74 million – New Diamond Head commuter terminal at Honolulu International Airport, Oahu
- $4.79 million – Restroom renovation at Kahului Airport, Maui
- $3.68 million – Replacement of terminal fire protection system at Kahului Airport, Maui.
- $2 million – Replacement and/or Renovation of parking structure and pedestrian bridges at Honolulu International Airport, Oahu
- $410,000 – Environmental assessment for runway safety improvements at Lihue Airport, Kauai.