U.S. Senator Brian Schatz

Kauai awarded more than $13 million in federal grants to help revitalize Lihue

October 27, 2015


Kauai County officials received news Monday that their bid for more than $13 million in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation was a success.

Known as the TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grant program, the county will use the funding for the revitalization of the Lihue Town Core.

Among the projects that will be covered by the TIGER grant are safety improvements and the addition of pedestrian and bike lanes on Rice Street, a shared-use path from the Lihue Civic Center to the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall, and bicycle and pedestrian improvements on Ho‘olako Street.

In addition, the conversion of Eiwa Street to a transit hub will be completed, sidewalks will be installed on Ho‘ala and Kalena streets, a bicycle boulevard will be added to Pualole and Malae streets, and transit services for the Lihue Civic Center will be expanded.

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