NOTICE OF CONSULTATION
SECTION 106 OF THE NATIONAL HISTORIC PRESERVATION ACT OF 1966
AS AMENDED (2006)
WAIMEA CANYON DRIVE & KOKEE ROAD IMPROVEMENTS PHASE II PROJECT
WAIMEA AHUPUAA, KONA DISTRICT, KAUAI
FEDERAL-AID PROJECT NO. STP-0550(005)
TAX MAP KEY(S):  1-2-001:999; 1-2-002:999 (POR.); 1-4-001:999 (POR.);
1-2-002:001 (POR.); 1-2-001:004 (POR.); 1-2-001:003 (POR.); and 1-4-001:002 (POR.)
Notice is hereby given that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the State of Hawaii Department of Transportation, Highways Division
(HDOT) propose the Waimea Canyon Drive (Route 550) & Kokee Road (Route 550) Improvements Phase II Project located in the Waimea Ahupuaa
of the Kona District of Kauai; see map below. 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).
HDOT is proposing to improve the Waimea Canyon Drive and Kokee Road right-of-way (ROW). Planned improvements include reconstructing
and rehabilitating portions of the paved travel lanes; grading and paving roadway shoulders; paving under guardrails; installing, replacing, and
adjusting guardrails; maintaining and repairing culverts; constructing four temporary staging areas totaling 0.47 acres (20,600 sf); trimming
trees; stabilizing portions of a roadside bank; realigning a segment of the Kokee Ditch (irrigation ditch); removing earth overhangs; installing
erosion control matting; and grading a parking area with gravel.
The Area of Potential Effect (APE) is the area where the proposed project could potentially affect historic properties and includes any visual,
auditory, and/or other environmental impacts beyond the actual footprint of the proposed project. The 9.4-mile APE and Project Area (PA) are
synonymous in the road ROW (TMK:  1-2-001:999; 1-2-002:999 [por.]; 1-4-001:999 [por.]) between mile post 4.6 at the south end of the APE/
PA on Waimea Canyon Drive to mile post 14 at the north end of the APE/PA on Kokee Road, and limited work and staging areas bordering the ROW
(portions of TMK: 1-2-001:003, 1-2-001:004; 1-2-002:001 and 1-4-001:002). The APE comprises 35.23 acres total.
Pursuant to Section 106 of the NHPA, Native Hawaiian Organizations (NHO) 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 also asked to contact HDOT and share information you may have on historical and cultural sites within the proposed APE.
We welcome any information within 30 days of notice.
Interested participants are requested to contact Mr. Eric Fujikawa via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by U.S. Postal Service to Department
of Transportation, 1720 Haleukana Street, Lihue, HI 96766.
NOTICE OF CONSULTATION