The Hana Belt Road is coterminous with its historic right-of-way. The Hana Highway portion of the “belt road” traverses approximately fifty-one miles along Maui’s north and east coast from Kahului in central Maui to the remote East Maui community of Hana. After Hana, the road continues as the Piilani Highway and circles back around East Maui’s south side, a distance of thirty-seven miles. The proposed historic district includes approximately forty-two miles of road from a point near Mile Marker 3 on the Hana Highway near Huelo to Koukouai Bridge on Piilani Highway near the Kipahulu section of Haleakala National Park. The road achieves state and local significance in the areas of engineering, transportation, commerce, and social history. The construction of bridges and a road to Hana between 1900 and 1947 was a major engineering achievement. Fifty-nine bridges that were built along the route between 1908 and 1947 remain at the time this nomination was completed.
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