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Waiakea High to receive funds for track, field facility


Construction for a brand new track and field at Waiakea High School will soon be underway.

Waiakea High School received funding from the Department of Education for the design and construction of an all-weather track and field facility.

The new track and field will replace the current facility, where frequent rain has caused safety concerns.

“The new all-weather track and field will not only provide a safe place where students can train and practice, but also encourage them to excel on the field and in the classroom,” said Sen. Malama Solomon, who represents District 1 (Waimea, Hamakua, North Hilo, Rural South Hilo, and Hilo).

“I appreciate the governor for releasing the funding for this long-awaited track and field facility that students at Waiakea High will be able to use for years to come,” she said.

The project will cost slightly more than $2 million.

“This capital improvement project aims to immediately stimulate the economy and create jobs for local residents,” Solomon said.

The start date of the project has yet to be determined.

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