Hawaii Police Department has announced a change in traffic patterns from April 6 through 8, for Easter services at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo, and later in the week because of the Merrie Monarch Hula Festival.
For April 6 through 8, there will be a temporary one-way traffic pattern on Kapi’olani Street. Traffic will be allowed only in the Puna—or southerly—direction on Kapi”olani Street between Wai’nuenue Avenue and Haili Street on Good Friday (April 6) from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., on Saturday (April 7) from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., and on Easter Sunday (April 8) from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. Traffic will flow one way in the Puna direction.
During those time periods, parking will be allowed on both sides of Kapi’olani Street.
In conjunction with the 49th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival, a temporary one-way traffic pattern will be in effect on Kalanikoa Street in Hilo.
Traffic will be allowed to flow only in the Puna—or southerly—direction on Kalanikoa Street between Kuawa Street and Pi?ilani Street during the festival. The one-way traffic pattern will be in effect daily from 12 noon Wednesday, April 11, through 1 a.m. Sunday, April 15.
Right turns only will be allowed on Kalanikoa Street to accommodate festival participants to enter and exit the Ho?olulu Complex.
Traffic will not be allowed to turn left (easterly direction) onto Pi’ilani Street from Kalanikoa Street. Traffic will only be allowed to turn right (westerly direction) onto Pi’ilani Street from Kalanikoa Street.
The regular two-way traffic will remain in effect on Manono, Kuawa and Pi’ilani Streets.
After the festival is over, traffic will be allowed to flow in its normal two-way pattern.