Congresswoman Hirono Announces Funding for Hawaii Transportation Projects

Chopper 8 view over H-1 in Kapolei
Chopper 8 view over H-1 in Kapolei

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KHNL) -- Congresswoman Mazie Hirono has announced $1.96 million in federal grants for roadway construction and improvements on Maui, Oahu and the Big Island.

More than a million dollars will be used in the design and construction of various transportation improvements. The projects include a parking area within the property of Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge on Maui.

The funding will also go toward roadway improvements within the Kakahaia National Wildlife Refuge on Molokai and the Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge on the Big Island.

On Oahu, $905,520 will be used to help pay for the construction of a new Kapolei Interchange Complex along the H-1 Freeway.  The project calls for an on-ramp and off-ramp interchange near Wakea Street in Kapolei.