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State DOT receiving more than $5M for airport repairs

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Federal Aviation Administration is giving more than $5 million in grants to the Hawaii Department of Transportation to help improve local airports.

The money will be used to rehabilitate runway pavement, repair lighting and improve terminal buildings at the Honolulu International Airport, Kona International Airport at Keahole and the Lihue Airport.

The largest grant, totaling more than $2 million, will be used to rehabilitate runway 17/35 at the Kona International Airport at Keahole by removing debris and strengthening the pavement.

The grants include:

  • $275,000 to repair the runway lighting system on runway 08L/26R and 04L/22R at the Honolulu International Airport.
  • $105,375 to acquire a friction measuring device required to measure and maintain the skid resistant pavement surfaces on the runways at the Honolulu International Airport.
  • $226,480 to remove a drainage swale from the runway and taxiway safety area to eliminate ponding on airfield surfaces at the Lihue Airport.
  • $802,000 to rehabilitate runway 08R/26L at the Honolulu International Airport.
  • $821,025 to continue roof repair to the central concourse at the Honolulu International Airport.
  • $1,000,000 to repair runway 4R/22L at the Honolulu International Airport.

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