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HDOT News Release: Public informational meeting for Hana Highway Bridge Improvements

Posted on Feb 14, 2019 in Latest Department News

KAHULUI – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT), in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration, Central Federal Lands Highway Division (FHWA-CFLHD), will be holding the first of a series of public meetings to discuss a project to improve six of the historic bridges along the Hana Highway (Route 360) located between Huelo and Hana town in east Maui. The bridges include Kailua Stream Bridge (Mile Post [MP] 5.9), Makanali Stream Bridge (MP 8.2), Puohokamoa Stream Bridge (MP 11.0), Kopiliula Stream Bridge (MP 21.7), Ulaino Stream Bridge (MP 27.9), and Mokulehua Stream Bridge (MP 28.3). The project would improve these six bridges in a context-sensitive manner, so they are safe and functional for highway users. Overarching goals for the project were developed through an earlier planning process for all bridges on the route. The six bridges now being studied in more detail have been identified by HDOT as high priority for improvements.

Work on this project is currently in the environmental compliance and preliminary engineering phase. This 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 first meetings will be held at the following locations and times:


Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 5 p.m.

Hana Community Center

5091 Uakea Road, Hana


Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.

  1. Walter Cameron Center

95 Mahalani Street, Wailuku

Information will be shared at the meeting on the project and environmental process. Public input will be gathered regarding the project goals and issues that are important to the community. HDOT and FHWA encourage community members to attend to provide input on this important project.

For more information on the Hana Highway Bridge Improvements project, please visit the project’s website at  Those unable to attend the meetings can provide input through the project website. You may also contact the project manager, Mr. Thomas Parker, via email to [email protected] or by telephone at (720) 963-3688.

The meetings are accessible for individuals with disabilities. To request language interpretation, an auxiliary aid or special services, please contact Curtis Motoyama at (808) 831-7931 or e-mail [email protected] seven (7) days prior to the meeting date. TTY users may use TRS to contact HDOT.