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Gov Abercrombie releases $300M to create jobs and stimulate the economy


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

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