NOTICE OF CONSULTATION
SECTION 106 OF THE NATIONAL HISTORIC PRESERVATION ACT OF 1966 AS AMENDED (2006)
HAKALAU STREAM BRIDGE REHABILITATION
HAKALAU AHUPUAA, HILO MOKU, HAWAII ISLAND
FEDERAL-AID PROJECT NUMBER: BR-019-2(075)
TAX MAP KEYS (3) 3-1-001:001, 002, 003, 004, 005, 006, 777, 999; (3) 2-9-002:023, 025, 039, 064, 080, 888, 999; AND (3) 2-9-006:021
Notice is hereby given that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the State of Hawaii, Department of Transportation (HDOT) propose a bridge rehabilitation project involving Hakalau Stream Bridge, located near Hilo on the island of Hawaii. This federally funded 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 bridge work includes removal, remediation, or encapsulation of lead contaminated soils beneath the bridge, rehabilitating the bridge’s deteriorating substructure, and upgrading bridge railings.
Hakalau Bridge was once painted with lead-based paint that has contaminated the soil around the bridge extending into Hakalau Beach Park. Remediation could involve removing the contaminated soil and/or capping the contaminated soil with a concrete layer. This work would entail the removal of all vegetation and disturbance of approximately 10 to 14 inches of topsoil. Contaminated soils may also be removed and disposed of at a permitted facility or stabilized and left in place.
The bridge’s substructure rehabilitation will include replacing bridge steel bents with concrete bents. The bridge will not be widened, but the bridge railings will be upgraded to meet current safety standards.
Hakalau Stream Bridge carries Hawaii Belt Road (Route 19) over Hakalau Stream at Milepost 15.3 on the island of Hawaii. The Area of Potential Effect extends to both ends of the bridge, inland of the bridge, and past the mouth of the stream on the Hilo side of the stream and includes locations where construction activities would occur, areas identified for remediation, staging and storage areas, and access. The APE is approximately 15 acres.
Pursuant to Section 106 of the NHPA, native Hawaiian Organizations and native Hawaiian descendants with ancestral, lineal/cultural ties to, cultural knowledge and/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 Ms. Holly Yuen, HDOT Project Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please respond within 30 days of the advertising date of this notice.