Merrie Monarch

Road Closures for Merrie Monarch Festival Begin at Noon

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Periodic road closures for the Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo are slated to start today at noon.

Motorists are advised that Kalanikoa Street between Piʻilani and Kuawa Streets will convert to a one-way traffic pattern (Northerly-Hilo bound) on a 24-hour basis till Saturday, April 23.

The normal traffic pattern will resume on Kalanikoa Street on Sunday, April 24 at 8 a.m.

On Saturday, April 23, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Kamehameha Avenue between Waianuenue Avenue and the State Fisheries Research Station driveway in both directions will be closed for the 59th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival Royal Parade and staging area.

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The parade route closure through Downtown Hilo will begin at 10 a.m. The parade route will start from Piopio Street, left on Pauahi Street, right on Kīlauea Avenue, continuing onto Keawe Street, turning right on Waianuenue Avenue and right on Kamehameha Avenue ending at Bishop Street.

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