Schatz: Nearly $25 Million Heading To Hawai‘i For Repairs To Roads, Structures Damaged By Severe Storms
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) announced that Hawai‘i will receive $24.4 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation to cover the costs of repairs to roadways and structures on Maui and Kaua‘i that were damaged by landslides and severe rain in recent years.
“This new federal funding will help repair storm-damaged roads and structures and make them more resilient to flooding, enabling commuters across the state to get around more quickly and safely,” said Senator Schatz, Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development.
In March 2021, storms and subsequent flooding and landslides caused significant damage to critical infrastructure in Hawai‘i. The grant from the Federal Highway Administration’s Emergency Relief Program will be used to fund the repairs to damaged portions of the Hana and Kuhio Highways and the Na‘ili‘ili-Haele and Ka‘aiea Stream Bridges, improving their resilience to flooding and severe rain conditions.