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Traffic Pattern Change for Merrie Monarch Week

March 17, 2016, 10:28 AM HST
* Updated March 23, 12:37 PM
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Kalanikoa Street will be converted to one-way between Pi`ilani and Kuawa during the Merrie Monarch festival. Google Maps image.

Kalanikoa Street will be converted to one-way between Pi`ilani and Kuawa during the Merrie Monarch festival. Google Maps image.

A temporary one-way traffic pattern will take place along Kalanikoa Street in Hilo.

The change in traffic is in conjunction with the 53rd Annual Merrie Monarch Festival.

Traffic will flow in the makai, or northerly direction, only on Kalanikoa Street between Pi’ilani Street and Kuawa Street during the festival.

The one-way traffic pattern will begin at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30 and will remain through 8 a.m. on Sunday, April 3.

Motorists driving along Pi’ilani Street in a westerly direction will be allowed to turn right onto Kalanikoa Street. In addition, left turns will also be allowed onto Kalanikoa Street from Pi’ilani Street.

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Right and left turns will both be allowed to one-way traffic on Kalanikoa Street, providing access to Ho’olulu Complex and businesses in the area.

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Manono, Kuawa, and Pi’ilani streets will remain under regular two-way traffic.

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