The Molokai Airport will be able to bring its taxiway safety area into FAA compliance with Monday’s announcement by Gov. Neil Abercrombie of the release of $113 million for capital improvement projects.
The money will be allocated exclusively to airport and harbor improvements through the State of Hawaii.
“These important projects will improve the airport experience across the state – from Hilo to Lihue – as well as the efficiency and capacity at our harbors,” Gov. Abercrombie said. “Funding for many of the Honolulu Harbor improvements are part of a larger New Day Work Project that will increase harbor shipping capacity.”
Allotment of funds for the projects, identified by members of the state legislature, has been approved by the governor.
Molokai will receive $198,716 for construction of a new box culvert to replace the existing trapezoidal ditch adjacent to the taxiway. This improvement will bring the taxiway safety area into compliance with current FAA regulations.