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Officials asked for public commentary on Hana Highway bridge improvements

Kailua Stream Bridge (PC: State DOT)

Multiple agencies, including the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT), will be holding public meetings to discuss a project to improve six of the historic bridges along the Hana Highway located between Huelo and Hana town in east Maui. 

The project would improve six bridges in a context-sensitive manner in order to remain safe and functional for highway users. The bridges include Kailua Stream Bridge, Makanali Stream Bridge, Puohokamoa Stream Bridge, Kopiliula Stream Bridge, Ulaino Stream Bridge, and Mokulehua Stream Bridge.  

Work on the project is currently in the environmental compliance and preliminary engineering phase. 

The meeting is being held to gather input and support the environmental process and consultation under the National Environmental Policy Act and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.

The meetings will be held at the following locations and times:

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
5:00 p.m.
Hana Community Center
5091 Uakea Road, Hana 

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
5:00 p.m.
Keanae Congregational Church (on Keanae Peninsula)
13705 Hana Highway, Keanae 

Thursday, January 16, 2020
5:00 p.m.
Paia Community Center


Hana Highway, Paia Public input will be gathered regarding the project’s purpose and need, design considerations, and preliminary alternative concepts. HDOT and FHWA encourage community members to attend to provide input on this important project.

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