Maui Airport Adding $327 Million Car Rental Facility and Road Upgrades
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Visiting Hawaii is a dream come true for many travelers, and for those who will make the journey in the coming months, arriving at Kahului Airport on the island of Maui will now feature a major car rental facility construction project.
According to Duane Shimogawa of Pacific Business News, the Hawaii Department of Transportation’s Airports Division has awarded Nan Inc.—a construction company based out of Honolulu—a $327 million contract to build a new car rental facility and also improve roadways at Kahului Airport.
The project will be a consolidated effort, meaning all of the car rental companies that operate at the airport will all be housed in the same buildings. The Hawaii Department of Transportation has allotted 17 acres for the construction, which will include “a 2 million-square-foot complex with a customer service building, a ready/return rental car facility, turnaround area for refueling, maintenance and washing of vehicles, and a short-term and long-term parking facility with 4,900 stalls.”
The construction project doesn’t end there, though, as the company will also be tasked with designing and building a people-mover system from the car-rental facility to the airport. Add in four 15,000-gallon fuel storage tanks, a focus on adding solar panels to keep costs down and necessary infrastructure upgrades the airport has needed for years, and this is great news for tourists and locals who utilize the Kahului Airport.
As for the improvements to the roadways, one of the focuses of the project is minimizing traffic in and around the airport. With a new access road specifically designed for the car rental facilities, the existing roads taking people into airport facilities should be less crowded.
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