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State Releases More Funding for Līhuʻe Airport

Posted December 2, 2021, 1:30 PM HST ·Updated December 2, 1:12 PM

Gov. David Ige has released an additional $5,000 in capital improvement funds for projects at the Līhuʻe airport.

State Senate President Ronald D. Kouchi and state Rep. James Kunane Tokioka announced Thursday, Dec. 2, that the new funding will help finance more updates to the airport’s $1.5 million master plan and noise compatibility program.

“These CIP monies are critical in helping to update the Department of Transportation Airports Division’s 1989 Līhuʻe Airport Master Plan and the 1991 Part 150 Noise Exposure Map and Noise Compatibility Study,” the lawmakers said in a joint statement. “We want to thank our legislative colleagues and the governor for their support.”

Plans for the projects are expected to be complete by January 2022. Ige approved the additional funds on Nov. 29.

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