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 the Kuhio Highway, Route 56, near M.P. 10, the Kapaa Stream Bridge and Mailihuna Road intersection, on the Island of Kauai.

A Final Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) has been prepared pursuant to HRS Chapter 343 (as amended), and Hawaii Administrative Rules Title 11, Chapter 200. The document published in the April 23, 2017 Office of Environmental Quality Environmental Notice and is available for download by clicking on the All Documents  link on the bottom of this page.

Project Details:

Under Construction
Island of Kauai, HI

The proposed project is located on the Kuhio Highway (Route 56) near mile post 10. The project would improve the safety and reliability of the Kapaa Stream Bridge, through rehabilitation or replacement, addressing bridge width, load capacity, bridge railing and transitions, and bridge approaches. The project also proposes to improve the highway intersection at Mailihuna Road, which would include roadway widening, lighting, signing, pavement markings, drainage, traffic signal installation, and other improvements.

Update 3/1/20

There is no new information at this time.

Update 2/1/20

This contractor has been working on infrastructure and utility relocations supporting future temporary traffic conditions. Additionally, the foundations for the temporary bypass bridge has been completed.

Activity Look Ahead:
HDCC has begun building their launch pad for the ACROW bridge for their launch from the north abutment. Also, HDCC will continue trenching and placing conduit for the temporary utility conduits.

Update 12/1/19

There is no new information to share at this time.

Update 11/1/19

There is no new information to share at this time.

Update 10/1/19

The construction contract for this project was awarded to Hawaiian Dredging Construction on March 21, 2019 for $23,998,000.00. The contract Notice to Proceed is not planned for issuance until adequate rights to enter private property have been acquired, anticipated within the next month. The contract duration is 401 calendar days beginning upon issuance of the Notice to Proceed.

Update 7/1/19

There is no new information to share at this time.

Construction Amount Between $10,000,000 and $25,000,000


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Project Details
Project # HI STP SR56(1)
Location Island of Kauai
Status Under Construction

Contact Information

Project Manager: Mike Will
Phone: 720-963-3647
Email: michael.will@dot.gov

Federal Highway Administration
Central Federal Lands Highway Division
12300 West Dakota Avenue
Lakewood, CO 80228