Governor releases $39 million for UH facility improvements
As the fall semester kicks off, Gov. Neil Abercrombie announced the release of $39 million to the University of Hawaiʻi System for capital improvement projects (CIP) at various campuses.
“These projects, at campuses from Līhuʻe to Hilo, are long-term investments in our state university system, an anchor of our island community,” Gov. Abercrombie said. “They address needed repairs, maintenance and upgrades to ensure functional academic environments and accessible, affordable higher education opportunities for the people of Hawaiʻi.”
- $29,000,000—Systemwide health, safety and code requirements, statewide
Construction funds for health and safety projects at UH Mānoa and UH Hilo. Projects at UH Mānoa include accessibility improvements, sewer and storm drain upgrades, health and safety improvements at Lyon Arboretum, and walkway upgrades. Projects at UH Hilo include a lead roof replacement of Hale Kehau, a Kawili Street pedestrian overpass, an emergency shelter, traffic safety improvements at Panaʻewa Farms, sidewalk/crosswalk upgrades at Kapiʻolani and Lanikaula Streets and emergency generators.
- $10,000,000—Minor CIP projects for campuses of the UH Community Colleges, statewide
Design and construction funds for capital renewal and deferred maintenance projects of UH Community College campuses, including the renovation of the cafeteria at Honolulu CC, refurbishment of Ohia Auditorium at Kapiʻolani CC, renovation of the Diamond Head portables at Leeward CC, renovation of storage space to science lab/classroom at Hawaiʻi CC, renovation of the former Ceramics Building at Maui CC, and renovation of the Fine Arts I Building at Kauaʻi CC.
—A news release from Gov. Neil Abercrombie