LIHUE — The County of Kauai will hold an open house and presentation on Wednesday to provide an update on the Lihue Town Core Mobility and Revitalization project.
The meeting will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall, in Lihue.
Officials will provide a status report including an overview of the construction phases and work anticipated to be completed by late 2019. Presentations will be made by representatives of the county and Kiewit Construction.
The Lihue Town Core Mobility and Revitalization project will improve safety for all users, including those driving, walking, bicycling and taking transit. It will increase the number of full-time parking spaces along Rice Street to support economic development. The project includes streetscape improvements, development of a transit hub, new and expanded sidewalks, a shared-use path, improved bus stops and bike facilities, safer pedestrian crossings and dedicated on-street parking.
The project is being funded in part by the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program. In 2015, the county was awarded this $15.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The county will fund an additional $2 million to the project.