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Notice #: 0001310662-02
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NOTICE OF CONSULTATION SECTION 106 OF THE NATIONAL HISTORIC PRESERVATION ACT OF 1966 AS AMENDED (2006) KEAAU-PAHOA ROAD IMPROVEMENTS PROEJCT PUNA DISTRICT, ISLAND OF HAWAII, KEAAU AND WAIKAHEKAHE AHUPUAA FEDERAL-AID PROJECT NUMBER: STP-0130(27) TAX MAP KEY(S): (3) 1-5-015:180, 188; 1-5-016:161, 162, 163, 999; 1-5-033:250, 251, 999; 1-6-005:165; 1-6-009:245, 246, 388; 1-6-010: 133, 137 Notice is hereby given that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and State of Hawaii Department of Transportation, Highways Division (HDOT) has proposed operational, safety, and intersection improvements by constructing compact roundabouts at the intersections of Keaau-Pahoa Road at Orchidland Drive and Makuu Drive in the District of Puna, Hawaii Island. The roundabouts include an eight-foot shared use path for pedestrian and bicyclists, crosswalks for greater pedestrian safety, bus pullouts, streetlights, drainage system improvements and relocated waterlines. This federally funded HDOT project is considered a federal action and undertaking, as defined by Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) of 1966, as amended (2006). The proposed project is located in Keaau, Hawaii Island, Hawaii. The APE consists of the existing road rightof- way of Keaau-Pahoa Road at Orchidland Drive and Makuu Drive (TMKs: (3) 1-5-016:999 and 1-5-033:999). In addition, the APE includes small sections of privately-owned parcels at the SR 130/Orchidland Drive intersection and SR 130/Makuu Drive intersection. The additional APE includes the following TMKs: (3) 1-5- 015:180, 188; 1-5-016:161, 162, 163; 1-5-033:250, 251; 1-6-005:165; 1-6-009:245, 246, 388; 1-6-010: 133, 137. Pursuant to Section 106 of the NHPA, Native Hawaiian Organizations and Native Hawaiian descendants with ancestral, lineal or cultural ties to, cultural and historical property knowledge of and/or concerns for, and cultural or religious attachment to the proposed project area are requested to contact HDOT. Other individuals and organizations with demonstrated legal, economic or historic preservation interest in the undertaking are asked to contact HDOT and share information you may have on historical and cultural sites that you may have knowledge of within the proposed APE. We welcome any information within 30 days of notice. Interested participants are requested to contact Mr. Harry H. Takiue, P.E. via email at harry.h.takiue@hawaii. gov, or by U.S. Postal Service to State of Hawaii Department of Transportation, Hawaii Island District, 50 Makaala Street, Hilo, Hawaii 96720. Please respond by February 10, 2021.