West Hawaii Today
Notice #: 0001420551-01
Legal Notices

NOTICE OF CONSULTATION SECTION 106 OF THE NATIONAL HISTORIC PRESERVATION ACT OF 1966 AS AMENDED (2006) KAWAIHAE ROAD, REPLACEMENT OF WAIAKA BRIDGE AND REALIGNMENT OF APPROACHES AHUPUAA OF LALAMILO AND KEANUIOMANO, DISTRICT (MOKU) OF KOHALA, ISLAND OF HAWAII, STATE OF HAWAII PROJECT NUMBER: BR NH 019(045) Notice is hereby given that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the State of Hawaii Department of Transportation, Highways Division (HDOT) propose a bridge replacement project. This potentially federally federal 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). HDOT proposes to replace the existing Waiaka Bridge with a new bridge that would accommodate two travel lanes, one in each direction, a shoulder/bike lane, and raised sidewalk at the existing location. A single lane roundabout to replace the existing Kawaihae Road and Kohala Mountain Road intersection is also planned. Pursuant to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (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 Area of Potential Effect (APE). We welcome any information within thirty (30) days of this notice. Interested participants are requested to contact Mr. Andrew Hirano via email at andrew.j.hirano@hawaii.gov, via U.S. Postal Service at 601 Kamokila Boulevard, Room 688, Kapolei, Hawaii 96707, Attention: Andrew Hirano, or via phone at (808) 692-7546. Please respond within thirty (30) days of this publication. (WHT1420551 6/26/23)