NOTICE OF CONSULTATION
SECTION 106 NATIONAL HISTORIC PRESERVATION ACT (AMENDED 2006)
KAUMUALII HIGHWAY SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS, KIPU ROAD TO OMAO ROAD
AHUPUAA OF HAIKU, PUNA DISTRICT AND AHUPUAA OF KOLOA, KONA DISTRICT, ISLAND OF KAUAI
FEDERAL-AID PROJECT NO. HSIP-050-1(044)
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Notice is hereby given that the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT), in coordination with the Federal Highway Administration
(FHWA), proposes to construct the project titled, “Kaumualii Highway Safety Improvements, Kipu Road to Omao Road”, in the Districts
of Puna and Kona on the Island of Kauai. 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).
The proposed project involves safety improvements to Kaumualii Highway, Route 50, Kipu Road to Omao Road, Mile Post 2.92 to
Mile Post 8.76. The scope of work would include installing two tapered width sections of minor shoulder widening, one from 0 foot
(-ft) to 3-ft maximum wide by 250-ft long, and from 0-ft to 6-ft maximum wide by 300-ft long, installation of traffic signs and reflector
markers, installation of pavement marking and striping, installation of milled centerline and shoulder rumble strips on existing pavement
and relocation of three telephone poles. The scope of work would be done within the footprint of the existing, previously disturbed
State Highways Right-of-Way (ROW). The total Area of Potential Effect (APE) is approximately 74.35 acres and includes the length
and width of Kaumualii Highway ROW that is 5.84 miles long and up to 260-ft wide. The depth of the two tapered width sections of
minor shoulder widening is 24 inches below the existing paved surface. Signpost sleeves will be pounded into the existing ground at
a depth no greater than 4 ft. Staging areas would likely be on previously graded, developed areas, within the ROW or within adjacent
driveways. The APE has been previously disturbed during grading and road construction within the ROW. Intense commercial sugar
cane activities surrounding the highway have also disturbed the land adjacent to the APE.
Pursuant to Section 106 of the 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 and knowledge on historical and cultural sites within the
proposed APE. We welcome any information within 30 days of this notice.
Interested participants are requested to contact Mr. Eric Fujikawa, Design Engineer, Hawaii Department of Transportation, (808) 241-3015, 1720
Haleukana Street, Lihue, Hawaii 96766, email@example.com. Please respond by December 13, 2023.
NOTICE OF CONSULTATION