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Logs From Lane to Be Cleared from Hilo Bay

May 18, 2019, 8:00 AM HST (Updated May 13, 2019, 8:07 AM)
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Logs deposited in Hilo Bay from Hurricane Lane will be removed. Taken from Liliu‘okalani Gardens on May 12, 2019. PC: Crystal Richard

A section of Lihiwai Street in Hilo located within Lili‘uokalani Gardens between the entrance to Mokuola (Coconut Island) and the isle’s parking lot will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian through-traffic from 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily, from Monday to Friday, May 20 to 24, 2019, for debris removal.

Access to Mokuola (Coconut Island) via Keli‘ipio Place and access to the parking area at the southwest end of the Lili‘uokalani Gardens (commonly known as “Isles”) will be open during these times.

Likewise, most of Lili‘uokalani Gardens will remain open, with some areas along Lihiwai Street closed to park users by safety barricades.

Logs deposited in Hilo Bay from Hurricane Lane will be removed. Taken from Liliu‘okalani Gardens on May 12, 2019. PC: Crystal Richard

The County of Hawai‘i Department of Parks and Recreation will be using heavy equipment to remove large logs and other debris deposited along the shoreline in this area by Hurricane Lane.

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The department appreciates the public’s understanding while cleanup efforts are done to ensure the safety of park users, boaters and ocean enthusiasts.

For more information, call Maurice Messina at (808) 961-8311.

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