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Work on Hawaii’s $3.2B airport modernization project hits halfway mark

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Star-Advertiser video by Dennis Oda and Star-Advertiser Staff
The Daniel K. Inouye International Airport is halfway done with $3.2 billion modernization updates.
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DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

All Nippon Airways (ANA) has a new passenger lounge in Terminal 2 at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, which was being well-used on Aug. 7.

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DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

Ross Higashi, left, deputy director of the state Department of Transportation’s Airports Division, and Guy Ichinotsubo, engineering program manager for the Airports Division, stood atop Terminal 1, next to some of the thousands of solar panels that have been installed throughout the airport to help reduce electricity costs.

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DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

New signage at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, part of a $23 million signage replacement project.

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The five-story facility currently under construction will include 2,250 parking stalls and house all the car-rental vendors.

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Gates for six wide-body or 11 narrow-body aircraft are being built at the site of the old commuter terminal.

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DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

The Consolidated Rental Car Facility (CONRAC) is being built on the Diamond Head, mauka side of the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport. The HART rail line will run along the mauka side of CONRAC, with a rail station to be built ewa of the facility. Work at that site is shown today.