HI STP SR 560(1) WAINIHA STREAM BRIDGES NOS 1, 2, and 3

Project Overview

The Central Federal Lands Highway Division of the Federal Highway Administration in cooperation with the Hawaii Department of Transportation is developing a project located on Kuhio Highway (Route 560) between mile post 6.4 and 6.7 near the mouth of Wainiha Stream before it feeds into Wainiha Bay on the island of Kauai. The purpose of the project is to replace three temporary bridges with permanent structures. The proposed project includes the replacement of three temporary bridges on Kuhio Highway (Route 560) on the north shore in the Hanalei District. The bridges are located between mile posts 6.4 and 6.7 near the mouth of Wainiha Stream before it feeds into Wainiha Bay. The original bridges at these three locations were replaced with temporary prefabricated, modular (ACROW) bridges after Bridge #2 suffered permanent damage and Bridges #1 (the southern-most bridge) and #3 (the northern-most bridge) were determined to be structurally deficient.

The ACROW bridges were installed as a temporary measure to keep the roadway open to residential and public traffic until environmental clearance and funding for the permanent structures could be secured. There are three load-restricted bridges that cross Waioli, Waipa, and Waikoko streams (located at MP 3.39, MP 3.9, and 4.22, respectively) that must be crossed to access the Wainiha Stream bridges. These bridges may be unable to accommodate construction loads, and alternatives such as temporary bridges or supplemental supports will be studied to provide for construction access.

**A Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) has been prepared pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act, HRS Chapter 343 (as amended), and Hawaii Administrative Rules Title 11, Chapter 200. The document is available for download and review by clicking on All Documents link then see Environmental Documents on the bottom of this page. 

A response summary to public comments received during the April 23, 2016 to May 23, 2016 public comment period including a design summary and additional supporting documentation for design criteria utilized on this project is available for download and review by clicking on All Documents link on the left side of the page and then downloading from the Supplemental Documents section.


Interested members of the public are invited to submit written comments on the Draft EA to:

Name: Michael Will, Project Manager, FHWA-CFLHD
Address: 12300 West Dakota Ave., Suite 380
Lakewood, CO 80228
Email Address: Michael.will@dot.gov

http://flh.fhwa.dot.gov/wainiha - Supplemental Site

Project Details:

In Development
Island of Kauai, HI

Update 3/1/2017:

Environment: The public comment period for the Draft EA closed. The project Team is reviewing and analyzing public comment to the Draft EA. Preparation of the final EA is in process.

Project Development: From comments received during the public review, the project team is in process of preparing the final design package.

Utilities: Coordination is underway with the utility agencies to prepare agreements for temporary and permanent relocations.

Right of Way: Land owner boundary mapping and project right of way needs have been developed and are currently under review. Landowner meetings and appraisals will be initiated for affected landowners once maps have been approved.

Construction: (Permanent Bridge) Funding has not been identified for this project. Project funding is dependent on availability with consideration of other statewide priorities.


Update 2/1/17:

There is no new information to share at this time.


Update 1/1/17: There is no new information to share at this time.


Update 12/1/16:

Environment: The project Team is reviewing and analyzing public comment to the Draft EA. Preparation of the final EA is in process.

Design: On-going design activities are focused towards supporting the environmental, utility, and right of way processes. Preparation of the 95% complete plans and specification are underway.

Right of Way / Utilities: Land owner boundary mapping and project right of way needs have been developed and are currently under review. Landowner meetings and appraisals will be initiated for affected landowners once maps have been approved.
Coordination is underway with the utility agencies to prepare agreements for temporary and permanent relocations.

Construction: Funding has not been identified for this project. Project funding is dependent on availability with consideration of other statewide priorities.


Update 11/1/16: There is no new information to share at this time.
Update 10/1/16: There is no new information to share at this time.
Update 9/1/16:  

Environment: The project Team is reviewing and analyzing public comment to the Draft EA. Preparation of the final EA is in process.

Design: On-going design activities are focused towards supporting the environmental, utility, and right of way processes. Preparation of the 95% complete plans and specification are underway.

Right of Way / Utilities:  Land owner boundary mapping and project right of way needs have been developed and are currently under review. Landowner meetings and appraisals will be initiated for affected landowners once maps have been approved.

Coordination is underway with the utility agencies to prepare  agreements for temporary and permanent relocations.

Construction: Funding has not been identified for this project. Project funding is dependent on availability with consideration of other statewide priorities.
Comments
Construction Amount Between $10,000,000 and $25,000,000

Sections

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Project Details
Project #
Project Name HI STP SR 560(1) WAINIHA STREAM BRIDGES NOS 1, 2, and 3
Location Island of Kauai, Hawaii
Status In Development
Awarded to
Award Date
Award Amount

Contact Information

Project Manager

Mike Will
Central Federal Lands Highway Division
Attn: Mike Will
12300 West Dakota Avenue
Lakewood, CO   80228
Phone: 720-963-3647
Fax: 720.963.3596
michael.will@dot.gov