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Maui legislators secure $382 million for Maui Capitol Improvement Projects

Under the state budget passed by the House last week, Maui representatives secured about $382 million in Capital Improvement Project (CIP) funding for various projects across Maui County.

The largest items included $126.5 million for improvements at Kahului Airport and $63 million for construction of the new Kihei High School.  Another $18.3 million was allocated for the Lahaina Boat Harbor ferry pier.

The full House has approved the $1.9 billion state budget with the passage of HB100 HD1, which appropriates funds for both operating and capital improvements costs of the Executive Branch for the current biennium fiscal years FY2017-2018 and FY2018-2019.

These numbers do not reflect numerous statewide projects which include projects in all counties.

Here are the highlights of the CIP funding secured for Maui County:


  • $18.3 million for a ferry pier at Lahaina Boat Harbor
  • $16 million for Hawaiian Home Lands Phase 2 (76 lots) at Keokea-Waiohuli
  • $10 million for Upcountry Maui Agricultural Park
  • $9 million for floor damage reconstruction at Iao Valley State Monument
  • $7.8 million for Kaanapali Beach restoration and berm enhancement
  • $3.7 million for an education center and forest management on Kahoolawe Island
  • $2 million for Hawaiian Home Lands water system at Keokea and Maui Aka
  • $1.5 million for Hawaii Home Lands development of Hoolehua (Molokai)
  • $1.4 for Hawaiian Home Lands highway improvements at Leialii
  • $1.2 million for Hawaiian Home Lands for road safety and drainage at Kula
  • $1 million for Hawaiian Home Lands repair and preservation at Keokea-Waiohuli
  • $1 million for dredging Kihei Boat Harbor




  • $63 million for the new Kihei High School
  • $12.3 million for Waihee Elementary School for an administration building
  • $3 million for Kula Elementary School trailer office and classroom and storage units
  • $2.5 million for Pukalani Elementary School renovations of existing structures and new facilities
  • $2 million for Kalama Intermediate School expansion of the music band room
  • $2 million for Maui College exterior repairs, gutter redesign, and renovations
  • $1.4 million for Lanai High and Elementary School for building renovations
  • $1.35 million  for King Kekaulike High School batting cage and storage
  • $1.2 million for Makawao Elementary School covered walkways
  • $800,000 for Maui Waena Intermediate School air conditioning for heat abatement
  • $700,000 for Kahului Elementary School air conditioning for heat abatement
  • $500,000 for Haiku Elementary School roof replacement and other work
  • $230,000 for Kualapuu Elementary School (Molokai) roof replacement and improvements



  • $126.5 million for Kahului Airport improvements to terminal, security, and holdroom
  • $40 million for Lahaina Bypass Road land acquisition and construction
  • 1 million for guardrail, shoulder, drainage, pedestrian and operational improvements to state highways
  • $7.2 million for Hana Highway bridge and roadway improvements
  • $4.5 million for Kalaupapa Airport rescue and fire fighting garage, terminal renovation and lighting
  • $3.7 million for Hana Pier superstructure improvements
  • $3.7 million for Paia Bypass traffic improvements
  • $3.2 million for Puunene Avenue improvements
  • $3 million for Lanai Airport baseyard and restroom renovations
  • $2 million for Haleakala Highway widening
  • $2 million for Hana Airport baseyard renovation and other improvements
  • $2 million for Kapalua Airport water tank improvements
  • $1.6 million for Molokai Airport terminal and utility improvements


Contact Information:

Joseph M. Souki (District 8)

(808) 586-6100

[email protected]


Justin H. Woodson (District 9)

(808) 586-6210

[email protected]


Angus McKelvey (District 10)

(808) 586-6160

[email protected]


Kaniela Ing (District 11)

(808) 586-8525

[email protected]


Kyle T. Yamashita (District 12)

(808) 586-6330

[email protected]


Lynn DeCoite (District 13)

(808) 586-6790

[email protected]



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