Puainako pick-up lanes help, ‘but I don’t think this is the solution’ for school traffic

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Traffic backs up on Puainako Street on Tuesday as cars enter and exit Waiakea Elementary and Waiakea Intermediate to pick up students.

New pick-up lanes at two Hilo schools are helping to ease traffic, but it still may be best to avoid Puainako Street from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on school days.