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Notice #: 0001407333-01
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Section 106 and HRS 6E-8 Consultation County of Hawai’i Mass Transit Agency Island-Wide Bus Stop Accessibility Project The Hawai’i County Mass Transit Agency (“County”) is conducting consultation under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and Hawai’i Revised Statutes Chapter 6E-8 for upgrades to bus stops around Hawai’i Island in order to bring them into compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act. The Area of Potential Effect includes 61 locations throughout Hawai’i County listed below. The project would use federal funds to improve the bus stops to ensure that each bus stop boarding and alighting area has a firm, stable surface; provides a minimum clear length of 8 feet; is not steeper than 1:48 (2.08%) perpendicular to the roadway; and if a shelter is present, that the shelter provides a minimum clear floor or ground space measuring 2.5 feet wide by 4 foot long, entirely within the shelter, and is not steeper than 1:48 (2.08%) in all directions. To correct these deficiencies, the County would construct ADA-compliant bus stop boarding and alighting areas or modify the existing boarding and alighting areas. The County is in search of kama’aina (persons who have genealogical connections and or are familiar from childhood with the ‘aina) with these locations. If you have and are willing to share any information about historic properties or cultural practices that might be affected by alterations to these bus stops, or would like to suggest other groups or people who may be able to help, please contact John Andoh at John.Andoh@hawaiicounty.gov, by telephone at (808) 961-8555, or by U.S. Postal Service to attn: John Andoh, County of Hawai’i Mass Transit Agency, 25 Aupuni Street, Hilo, HI, 96720. The Area of Potential Effect includes the following locations: Bus Bus Stop Name Stop Name 107 Hawaii Community College 662 Bali Kai 118 Seaside Restaurant 665 Ke Aloha Kai Place 121 Carlsmith Beach Park 675 Casa De Emdeko/ Ali’i Lani Townhouses 126 Banyan Drive 676 Pahoehoe Beach Park 129 Hilo Post-Office 679 Royal Kona Resort 130 Hilo Library 680 Bongo Ben’s 137 Ainako St&Manulele St 681 Kona Inn Shopping Village 154 Ponohawai/Ka Waena Lapaau 701 Outrigger Keauhou Resort/ Kaleiopapa 155 Ponohawai 715 Yano Hall/Captain Cook 156 Ponohawai 716 Kealakekua/Konawaena 158 Kilauea Ave&E. Kahaopea St. 717 Kealakekua/Konawaena 160 Kilauea Ave/Palai St 802 Ocean View Park and Ride Lot 163 Waianuenue Avenue 924 Keaau North 175 HCC West 943 Hawaiian Beaches (front of Da Store) 206 Pepeekeo Housing 944 Hawaiian Beaches (Kahakai Blvd.&Aweoweo St.) 307 Ookala 946 Hawaiian Beaches (Kahakai Blvd&Puni Mauka Loop S.) 309 Honokaa Hospital 947 Hawaiian Beaches (Kahakai Blvd&Railroad Ave.) 462 Hilton Waikoloa 948 Hawaiian Beaches (Kahakai Blvd&Lalakea St.) 602 Kona Coast Shopping Center 949 Hawaiian Beaches (Kahakai Blvd&Malolo St.) 603 Lanihau Center 952 Kahakai Blvd&Opihi St. 606 Kona Commons Luhia St 954 N. Puni Paka Loop&Opihi St., westbound 607 Kona Commons Loloku St 955 N. Puni Makai Loop&Oio St., westbound 650 King Kamehameha Hotel 956 N. Puni Makai Loop&Niuhi St., westbound 651 Scandinavian Shave Ice 957 N. Puni Makai Loop&Nenue St., westbound 654 Bongo Ben’s Restaurant 958 N. Puni Makai Loop&Moano St., Head Start 655 Royal Kona Resort 963 N. Puni Mauka&Ina St., westbound 656 Honl’s Beach 965 N. Puni Mauka&He’epali, westbound 657 Lunapule 970 Pahoa Elementary 660 Alii Garden Marketplace 971 Nanawale Community Association 661 Living Stones Church 979 Pahoa 7-11 store 985 Makuu&16th Ave (SA/HTH/WHT1407333 3/5, 3/8, 3/10/23)