CIP budget includes more than $140M for Big Island projects

Also included is $6 million for expansion and improvement of Hilo Medical Center’s oncology clinic. (Stephanie Salmons/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)

Hawaii’s hospitals were not left out of the loop. The bill includes $1 million for construction and emergency room renovations at Kona Community Hospital. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

An American Medical Response ambulance heads southbound on Mamalahoa Highway, also known as Highway 190, as passenger vehicles prepare to turn off Daniel K. Inouye Highway at its terminus with the older highway in South Kohala in December 2019. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

Funding for two major Hawaii Island road projects is among more than $4.9 billion in capital improvement projects funds approved Wednesday by the state House Committee on Finance.