New police station access gets $1 million for improvements

Gov. Ben Cayetano has approved the release of $1 million for signal light and road improvements at a Lihu’e intersection that will provide access to the new Kaua’i County Police station-Civil Defense Emergency Operating Center.

The work at the intersection of Kapule Highway and Ka’ana Road includes the widening of the road, turn lanes and a drainage system, according to county officials.

In managing the work, the county also will accommodate the traffic demands of the new state courthouse, officials said.

The new county building, constructed a a cost of $16 million, is scheduled to open this year.

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