One-way traffic pattern planned during Merrie Monarch Festival

A temporary one-way traffic pattern will be in effect on Kalanikoa Street in Hilo in conjunction with the 52nd annual Merrie Monarch Festival.

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A temporary one-way traffic pattern will be in effect on Kalanikoa Street in Hilo in conjunction with the 52nd annual Merrie Monarch Festival.

Traffic will be allowed to flow in the makai, or northerly direction on Kalanikoa between Piilani streets and Kuawa Street during the festival, according to the Hawaii Police Department. The one-way traffic pattern will remain in effect from 12 noon Wednesday, April 8, through 8 a.m. Sunday, April 12.

Motorists traveling in a westerly direction on Piilani Street will be allowed to turn right onto Kalanikoa Street. Left turns will also be allowed onto Kalanikoa Street from Piilani Street.

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Both right and left turns will be allowed to one-way traffic on Kalanikoa Street to access the Hoolulu Complex and businesses in the area.

Regular two-way traffic will remain in effect on Manono, Kuawa and Piilani streets.