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Abercrombie Announces $300M in new CIP Spending—“This is just the beginning”
By News Release @ 9:19 PM :: 4347 Views :: Energy, Environment



Honolulu – Governor Neil Abercrombie today announced that more than 50 Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) have been initiated as part of his New Day Works Projects to create jobs and stimulate the economy.

“This is just the beginning.  Our New Day Work Projects will directly attack unemployment by putting people to work right away and jump start business activity.  It will provide an economic boost that will reverberate throughout the state and result in paychecks for Hawai'i families.” Governor Abercrombie said. 

Governor Abercrombie has also called for $1.7 billion in CIP funds for the biennium budget for future New Day Work Projects which is moving through the Legislature. 

Over the last four months, Governor Abercrombie approved the release of about $300 million for these projects.  The various projects include modernizing the airports, repairing schools, improving hurricane shelters, building school libraries, and fixing the roads.  Majority of these projects were identified by members of the state legislature for the benefit of their communities.

“We took a look at CIP projects that were appropriated by the Legislature and worked quickly to release funds to the projects that fall in line with our New Day Works Projects initiative,” said Governor Abercrombie.   “These are projects that ensure a broad distribution of economic and community benefits.  We are building vital infrastructure that will advance a sustainable economy while investing in our workforce as well.”


  • $3,000,000 -- Farrington High School – Campus modernization planning
  • $1,000,000 -- Salt Lake Elementary School – Classroom conversions
  • $406,000 -- Kaimuki High School – Softball field improvements
  • $1,940,000 -- Lahainaluna High School – Softball field improvements
  • $450,000 -- Mauka Lani Elementary School – Evacuation route ramp installations
  • $260,000 -- Honowai Elementary School – Classroom conversions
  • $102,600 -- Kalani High School – Softball practice field
  • $6,635,000 -- Kapaa Elementary School – New library building
  • $440,871 -- Pahoa High/Intermediate School – ADA installations
  • $600,000 -- Millilani Uka Elementary School – Erosion improvement
  • $8,000,000 -- Keaukaha Elementary School – New cafeteria
  • $578,000 -- Castle High School – Track field improvements
  • $750,000 -- Molokai High School – Softball field improvements
  • $300,000 -- Nanakuli High School – Softball field improvements
  • $2,700,000 -- Mililani High School – Stadium improvements
  • $100,000 -- Mililani Waena Elementary School – Parking lot expansion
  • $100,000 -- Waikele Elementary School – Parking lot expansion
  • $14,999,000 -- Various Schools – Electrical upgrades
  • $252,500 -- Various Schools – Hazardous materials assessment and design
  • $2,000,000 -- Various Schools – ADA compliance improvements
  • $500,000 -- Various Maui Schools – Fire safety improvements
  • $2,000,000 -- Various Schools – Transition plan improvements for public accommodation
  • $500,000 -- Various Schools – Health and safety improvements
  • $5,000,000 -- Various Schools – Design, construction, and/or relocation of temporary buildings
  • $30,000,000 -- Various Schools – Building improvements, repair and maintenance


  • $1,505,000 -- Hana Highway Widening – design for widening from four to six lanes
  • $422,000 -- Bridge Inspection and Appraisal, Statewide
  • $16,792,450 -- DOT Highways Division CIP Staff Costs – positions for second-half of FY2011
  • $3,599,502 -- Port Allen Small Boat Harbor & Pier – repairs
  • $16,792,450 -- DOT Highways Project Funded Positions
  • $45,915,979 -- Kaumualii Highway Improvements
  • $605,000 -- Papaikou Mill Road Intersection Improvements
  • $3,016,000 -- Kuhio Highway Intersection Improvements
  • $2,940,000 -- Honoapiilani Highway Safety Improvements
  • $2,000,000 -- Rockfall and flood mitigation, Statewide
  • $778,820 -- Airport; Second level turnaround strengthening
  • $665,000 -- Hilo International Airport - pavement improvements
  • $26,426,148 -- Kaumalapau Harbor improvements
  • $4,041,984 -- Airport Terminal Modernization
  • $584,750 -- Lihue Airport improvements
  • $603,750 -- Kona International Airport airfield improvements
  • $5,805,000 -- Molokai Airport improvements
  • $1,201,750 -- Lanai Airport - airfield lighting
  • $3,422,200 -- Honolulu International Airport – runway lighting
  • $3,168,250 -- Hilo International Airport – taxiway and airfield improvements
  • $18,821,000 -- Honolulu International Airport – runway pavement improvements
  • $13,765,500 -- Hilo International Airport – runway pavement improvements

Health Centers

  • $2,093,000 -- Hawaii Center for the Deaf and Blind – ADA improvements
  • $618,000 -- Hale Ho’ola Hamakua Hospital – repair and maintenance
  • $550,000 -- Molokai Community Health Center – facility improvements
  • $15,001,000 -- Maui Memorial Medical Center – renovations


  • $9,525,000 -- Aiea Public Library – design and construction
  • $526,000 -- Mililani Public Library – parking lot expansion and site improvements
  • $185,000 -- Hana Public and School Library – Air Conditioning replacement

Various Projects

  • $476,560 -- Department of Agriculture, Animal Quarantine Station retrofit
  • $125,000 -- Aloha Stadium, health and safety improvements
  • $400,000 -- Hakioawa Shelter and Kitchen – construction
  • $4,500,000 -- Various Public Buildings, Statewide – hurricane- protection retrofit
  • $4,250,000 -- Planning and Research Program, Statewide
  • $7,365,000 -- Capital Improvements Program staff costs
  • $400,000 -- Ho’opono Maintenance Projects


May, 2010: CIP: Lingle-Aiona administration advance $1.8B capital improvement projects

January, 2009: $1.8 B Capital improvement initiative



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