NOTICE OF CONSULTATION
SECTION 106 OF THE NATIONAL HISTORIC PRESERVATION ACT OF 1966
AS AMENDED (2006)
FORT BARRETTE ROAD RAILROAD CROSSING IMPROVEMENTS,
VICINITY OF ROOSEVELT AVENUE
KALAELOA AHUPUAA, EWA DISTRICT, ISLAND OF OAHU
FEDERAL-AID PROJECT NUMBER: HSIP-RR-901(005)
TAX MAP KEYS: 9-1-160:006, 9-1-160:021, 9-1-016:090, 9-1-016:027
Notice is hereby given that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and State of Hawaii Department of Transportation, Highways Division (HDOT) propose railroad crossing improvements on Fort Barrette Road near Roosevelt Avenue. 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 would upgrade the existing railroad crossing on Fort Barrette Road near Roosevelt Avenue in order to meet current safety standards. Scope of work includes upgrading the existing asphalt concrete railroad crossing with concrete panels, new running rail, ties and ballast, installing a new crossing signal which includes new gates and flashers, and associated roadway and shared-use path pavement reconstruction adjacent to the new railroad crossing.
The proposed Area of Potential Effect (APE) is the existing road right-of-way of Fort Barrette Road near Roosevelt Avenue between mile posts 0 and 0.05 including about 350 feet of the Oahu Railway and Land (OR&L) right-of-way that intersects Fort Barrette Road. The area of the APE is approximately 0.97 acres. It includes the length and width of the Fort Barrette Road right-of-way which is 0.05 miles long and up to 120 feet wide and the length and width of the OR&L right-of-way which is 350 feet long and 40 feet wide. Portions that extend below the ground surface occur:
• Where the railroad crosses the roadway – approximately 10 feet wide, 80 feet long, and 27 inches below the surface
• Along the existing roadway shoulder – approximately 3 feet wide, 140 feet long, and up to 7 feet below the surface
• At the locations of the new railroad crossing gates and signals – foundations installed by auger will extend up to 15 feet into the ground
Construction staging and stock piling will be within the paved shoulder, previously graded areas/or previously disturbed areas.
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 you may have on historical and cultural sites that you may have knowledge of within the proposed APE. We welcome any information within 30 days of notice. Interested participants are requested to contact Ms. Li Nah Okita via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by U.S. Postal Service to 601 Kamokila Boulevard, Kapolei, Hawaii 96707.
Please respond by October 9, 2021.