Lihiwai Street in Hilo Closed May 20–24 for Debris Removal

May 11, 2019, 1:30 PM HST (Updated May 9, 2019, 1:17 PM)

The County of Hawai‘i Department of Parks and Recreation reports that a section of Lihiwai Street, 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, May 20 to Friday, May 24 for debris removal.

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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.


The Department will be using heavy equipment to remove large logs and other debris deposited along the shoreline in this area by Hurricane Lane.

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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