Traffic change for Merrie Monarch Festival

In conjunction with the 55th annual Merrie Monarch Festival, there will be a temporary one-way traffic pattern on Kalanikoa Street in Hilo.

Traffic will be allowed to flow in the makai, or northerly, direction on Kalanikoa Street between Piilani Street and Kuawa Street during the festival. The one-way traffic pattern will remain in effect 24 hours a day from noon Wednesday, April 4, to 8 a.m. Sunday, April 8.

Motorists traveling in a westerly direction on Piilani Street will be allowed to turn right onto Kalanikoa Street. Left turns also will be allowed onto Kalanikoa Street from Piilani Street.

Right and left turns will be allowed to one-way traffic on Kalanikoa Street to access the county’s Hoolulu Complex and businesses in the area.

Regular two-way traffic will remain in effect on Manono, Kuawa and Piilani streets.

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