Governor Lingle Releases Funds for North-South Road in Kapolei

HONOLULU - Governor Linda Lingle released more than $12 million to construct Phase 1B of the North-South Road project in Kapolei.

Phase 1B involves the construction of a new multi-lane roadway from Kapolei Parkway to Farrington Highway.

This project includes the construction of an interim four-lane roadway and bridge-crossing structures, intersection improvements, water and sewer lines and drainage systems. This would complete the intersection of the road at Farrington Highway and the unfinished portions of the roadway connecting to Kapolei Parkway.

"The North-South Road is important to meet the transportation needs of the current and future growth and development of the 'Ewa, Kapolei and Kalaeloa areas," said Governor Lingle. "My Administration is committed to supporting projects throughout the state that improve the quality of life for our residents, provide more efficient traffic flow and keep Hawai'i residents on the move."

The state broke ground on the 2.5-mile six-lane highway in February 2005, after much discussion for more than two decades.

The long-awaited North-South Road will provide area residents an additional route to and from the H-1 Freeway, and will supplement the two existing North-South Routes, Fort Barrette Road and Fort Weaver Road.

Construction is scheduled to begin this month and be completed in August 2009.