Explosive-detection system among airport improvements
Gov. Linda Lingle released $59.4 million Tuesday for improvements to Honolulu Airport's baggage screening system, air-conditioning system and public address and information system, according to a state news release.
The money will be divided as follows:
» $58,250,000 for construction of an explosive-detection system for baggage conveyor systems at four ticket lobbies in the overseas terminal.
A stand-alone detection system will be installed at the overseas terminal's ticket Lobby 6. Work is scheduled to be completed in May 2010.
» $1 million for a project to relocate the Diamond Head air-conditioning plant from the roof to near Gates 10 and 11. Funding will cover changes needed at the plant's new location, including changes to the cooling tower's structural steel, new underground utility lines and a roof structure to cover outdoor pumps. The project's expected completion date is this April.
» $53,466 for a project to combine the flight information display screens and public address system into a single audiovisual information system to aid the hearing-impaired. The upgrade will also allow the system to automatically assign gates and baggage carousels, and is scheduled to be finished in November.