Much-needed improvements to coastal highways, bridges, airports and broadband topped the list of priorities as Hawaii officials prepared to spend an anticipated $2.8 billion in federal funds after Congress passed a historic infrastructure bill.
The lion’s share of Hawaii’s anticipated infrastructure dollars – about $1.5 billion – is earmarked for roads and bridge projects throughout the state. State highway officials already have a list of projects. Ed Sniffen, state Department of Transportation deputy director for highways, said that the new federal funds would bring the DOT an additional $40 million a year to spend on highway projects for the next five years.
Click here to learn more about how Hawaii may spend the $2.8 billion in an article from Civil Beat.