$92M released for U. of Hawaii capital projects

HONOLULU (AP) - The governor is releasing $92 million for improvements to the University of Hawaii system.

The bulk of the money, or $60 million, will go toward capital renewal and deferred maintenance throughout the university system. Several of the allotments will go to the new West Oahu campus, which Gov. Neil Abercrombie notes is in an area with a growing population.

The West Oahu work includes constructing a private, four-lane road that will be the main entrance to the campus, connecting with Farrington Highway. Funds will also toward constructing various buildings such as one devoted to creative media and one for dental hygiene training.

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