Hawaiʻi Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Robert Pauole
In conjunction with the 49th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival, a temporary one-way traffic pattern will be in effect on Kalanikoa Street in Hilo.
Traffic will be allowed to flow only in the Puna—or southerly—direction on Kalanikoa Street between Kuawa Street and Piʻilani Street during the festival. The one-way traffic pattern will be in effect daily from 12 noon Wednesday, April 11, through 1 a.m. Sunday, April 15.
Right turns only will be allowed on Kalanikoa Street to accommodate festival participants to enter and exit the Hoʻolulu Complex.
Traffic will not be allowed to turn left (easterly direction) onto Piʻilani Street from Kalanikoa Street. Traffic will only be allowed to turn right (westerly direction) onto Piʻilani Street from Kalanikoa Street.
The regular two-way traffic will remain in effect on Manono, Kuawa and Piʻilani Streets.
After the festival is over, traffic will be allowed to flow in its normal two-way pattern.