Hawai’i Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Ka’aumoana-Matsumoto
April 16, 2009
Media Release (update)
Because of the annual Merrie Monarch Festival, a temporary one-way traffic pattern remains in effect on Kalanikoa Street in Hilo.
Traffic will be allowed to flow in the Puna or southerly direction on Kalanikoa Street between Kuawa Street and Pi‘ilani Street during the festival. The one-way traffic pattern is in effect daily from noon Wednesday, April 15, through 1 a.m. Sunday, April 19.
Right turns only will be allowed on Kalanikoa Street for all entries to ingress and egress the Ho‘olulu Complex.
Traffic will not be allowed to turn left (or in the easterly direction) onto Pi‘ilani Street from Kalanikoa Street. Traffic will only be allowed to turn right (or in the westerly direction) on Pi’ilani Street to egress Kalanikoa Street.
Regular two-way traffic will remain in effect on Manono, Kuawa and Pi‘ilani Streets.
After the festival is over, traffic will be allowed to flow in its normal two-way pattern.