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NOTICE OF CONSULTATION SECTION 106 NATIONAL HISTORIC PRESERVATION ACT (AMENDED 2006) KUHIO HIGHWAY RESURFACING, LAUKINI ROAD TO KAPULE HIGHWAY AHUPUA?A OF HANAMAULU, PUNA DISTRICT, ISLAND OF KAUAI FEDERAL-AID PROJECT NO. NH-056-1(062) NEAR TAX MAP KEYS: (4) 3-7-001:001 and 040-042; 3-7-003:001, 006, 010, 011, 020-022, 029, 030, 032- 035 and 999; 3-7-004:004-006, 008 and 009; 3-7-005:002-015; 3-7-006:001-008, 073, 097 and 099; 3-7- 008:058-065; 3-8-002:010-015, 022, 023 and 999; 3-8-006:001-001 and 999; 3-8-011:089, 090 and 092- 104; 3-8-13:001-005; 3-8-018:001, 004 and 010 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, “Kuhio Highway Resurfacing, Laukini Road to Kapule Highway”, in the Puna District 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 highway resurfacing to Kuhio Highway, Route 56, from Laukini Road to Kapule Highway, Mile Post 1.01 to Mile Post 2.76. The proposed project involves improvements to the existing roadway by reconstructing weakened pavement areas, cold-planing, resurfacing, installing new sidewalks, curb ramps and curbing, extending existing sidewalks to existing bus stops, installing pavement marking, replacing existing traffic signs, and cleaning existing culvert and drainage structures. The scope of work will 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 18.84 acres and includes the length and width of Kuhio Highway ROW that is 1.75 miles long and up to 255 ft wide and approximately 24 inches below the existing paved surface in reconstruction areas. 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, Hawaii Department of Transportation, (808) 241-3015, 1720 Haleukana Street, Lihue, Hawaii 96766, Please respond by April 19, 2022.