Honolulu airport to Receive $10 million in federal funding for new upgrades
The Daniel K. Inouye International Airport will receive $10 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation to upgrade its runways and improve its terminal lighting and draining systems, it was announced Thursday.
The funding is part of the at least $2.8 billion Hawaii has started to receive from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which was signed into law by President Joe Biden last November.
“This new federal funding will support necessary upgrades at HNL, which will improve the airport’s runways, main terminal, and passenger experience,” Hawaii U.S. Senator Brian Schatz, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, said in a statement.
According to an announcement from Schatz's office, the funding will be used to reconstruct approximately 142,000 square feet of pavement on terminal roadways and improve draining and lighting systems on the second and third floors of the Ewa and Diamond Head concourses.
Airports in Hawaii will receive at least $246 million from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which also includes funding for roads, bridges, public transit, broadband, water infrastructure, flood mitigation efforts and more.