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Virtual Meeting Scheduled for Waimea River Ford Crossing Project Scheduled

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The County of Kaua‘i’s Department of Public Works invites the public to participate in a virtual public meeting regarding the Waimea River Ford Crossing Project located in the Waimea District.

The meeting is set for Oct. 29 at 5 p.m., and you may join the meeting by clicking on the link here: https://bit.ly/3odunU2.

The County of Kaua‘i proposes to replace the existing Waimea River earthen crossing with a hardened crossing to prevent erosion of the crossing and to reduce the amount of maintenance required. The existing river crossing includes an earthen and gravel ford crossing. During periods of extremely high storm flows, the roadway materials are transported downstream. As a result, vehicular access to the east bank is not available until storm flows recede and maintenance crews reconstruct a new earthen roadway.

The County Department of Public Works has identified the following objectives of the Waimea River Ford Crossing Project:


• To protect the health and safety of the public.
• To provide reliable access for residents and farmers across the Waimea River.
A copy of the Draft Environmental Assessment can be found in the Office of Environmental

Quality Control’s online publication, The Environmental Notice, can be found here.

Those in need of auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, contact Christie Bagley at 808-241-4885 or [email protected] or Korey Johnson at 808-369-8214 or [email protected] as soon as possible. Requests made as early will allow adequate time to fulfill the request. Upon request, this notice is available in alternate formats such as large print, Braille, or electronic copy.


Those unable to attend the virtual meeting, contact Christie at the phone number and email address above for alternative accommodations.

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