Hawaii Tribune-Herald
Notice #: 0001363268-02
Public Notices

NOTICE OF CONSULTATION SECTION 106 OF THE NATIONAL HISTORIC PRESERVATION ACT OF 1966 AS AMENDED (2006) HAKALAU STREAM BRIDGE REHABILITATION, BENT #8 SCOUR REPAIR HAKALAU AHUPUAA, HILO MOKU, HAWAII ISLAND FEDERAL-AID PROJECT NUMBER: BR-019-2(075) ROAD RIGHTS-OF-WAY AND TAX MAP KEYS (3) 3-1-001:001, 002, 004, 999 Notice is hereby given that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the State of Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) propose a bridge scour repair project involving Hakalau Stream Bridge, located near Hilo on the Island of Hawaii. The bridge carries Hawaii Belt Road (Route 19) over Hakalau Stream. This federally funded State 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 purpose of this project is to provide an expedited repair of Bent #8 such that the bridge can remain fully functional until a future bridge rehabilitation project addresses more permanent repairs to the trestle bridge towers and footings. The undertaking will consist of in-water repair/maintenance work to address the scour damage to the bridge foundation. Work involves removing the loose material under the existing footing for the downstream Bent #8, grouting the void under the existing footing, and sediment containment, removal, and disposal. The proposed Area of Potential Effects (APE) for the scour repair at Hakalau Stream Bridge is comprised of an access road along the Honokaa (north) bank of Hakalau Stream and the bridge footprint around downstream Bent #8. The APE is approximately 60,600 square feet or approximately 1.4 acres. Although a portion of the access road is included in the APE, no actual work will be conducted on the roadway or paved areas, as all work will be conducted in the water. Pursuant to Section 106 of the NHPA, Native Hawaiian Organizations and Native Hawaiian descendants with ancestral, lineal/cultural ties to, cultural knowledge or concerns for, and cultural/religious attachment to the proposed project area, or other individuals and organizations with legal, economic or historic preservation interest who would like to participate in the Section 106 process for the proposed project are requested to contact Kevin Kasamoto, Hawaii Department of Transportation at kevin.kasamoto@hawaii.gov, or by U.S. Postal Service to Hawaii Department of Transportation, Highways Division, 601 Kamokila Blvd., Rm. 636, Kapolei, Hawaii 96707. Please respond within 30 days after the advertising date of this notice.