Hawaiʻi Police Department
Kaʻū Patrol Division, Area II
Captain Miles Chong
Phone: (808) 939-2520
Hawaiʻi Island Police are advising motorists of a change to the traffic pattern on Pīkake Street in Ka‘ū.
Effective Tuesday (January 21), the Pīkake and Kamani Street intersection in Pāhala was converted into a 4-way stop. Installation of signs, pavement markings, and additional lane striping by the Department of Public Works on Pīkake Street is expected to be completed today (January 24).
This change was implemented as a measure to facilitate safe pedestrian crossings within the school zone near Kaʻū High and Pāhala Elementary School.
Police will be monitoring the intersection to ensure compliance with traffic regulations. Stop sign violators are subject to a citation that carries a $97 fine.