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Notice #: 0001012375-02
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NOTICE OF CONSULTATION SECTION 106 OF THE NATIONAL HISTORIC PRESERVATION ACT OF 1966 AS AMENDED (2006) [MAMALAHOA HIGHWAY SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS (MP-3.9 TO MP-6.9] [WAIKOLOA AHUPUA’A, KOHALA DISTRICT, HAWAI’I ISLAND] FEDERAL-AID PROJECT NUMBER: HSIP-190(017) TAX MAP KEYS: (3) 6-7-001:003, 010, 018, AND 025 Notice is hereby given that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the State of Hawai’i Department of Transportation, Highways Division (HDOT) are proposing a safety improvements project. The proposed project is a federally funded project. It will be considered a federal action and undertaking, as defined by Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) of 1966, as amended (2006). The project includes installation of centerline and shoulder rumble strips, mile markers, restriping of Saddle Road intersection, signs, chevron signage on curves, and modification of guardrails at Kamakoa Bridge. In addition, widening of paved shoulders to 5 feet where required to install shoulder rumbles strips, from Mile Post (MP) 5.0 to 5.5 and from MP 5.9 to 7.0 is anticipated to be within the existing ROW. Installation of drainage improvements in ponding problem areas near MP 6.6 and MP 6.8 may also be included. The proposed project is located in the ahupuaa of Waikoloa, Hawaii Island, Hawaii. The Area of Potential Effect (APE) is the existing road right-of-way (ROW) of the Mamalahoa Highway (SR 190), between mile posts 3 and 7. The area of the APE is approximately 34 acres. It includes the length and width of a two-lane roadway ROW that is 4 miles long and approximately 70 feet wide. Proposed disturbance below the surface is limited to minor grading for extending the existing paved shoulder, and possibly two drain sumps that extend 8 feet below the surface (with 8-foot diameter). Stockpiling and staging area(s) is included within the APE. Pursuant to Section 106 of the NHPA, Native Hawaiian Organizations (NHOs) and Native Hawaiian descendants with ancestral, lineal or cultural ties to, cultural knowledge or concerns for, and cultural or religious attachment to the proposed project area are requested to contact Sharen Cho-Ibanez via email at, or by U.S. Postal Service to Hawaii Department of Transportation, Highways Division, Design Branch, 601 Kamokila Boulevard, Room 688, Kapolei, HI 96707. Please respond within 30 days of this notice. See submitted figure, Mamalahoa Safety – Section 106 Ad Figure.pdf