After a year of meetings, Pololu Valley Lookout improvements project progresses

Cars park in a long line along the road leading to Pololu Valley Lookout. Currently, there is no comfort station or ADA access at the tourist attraction. (COURTESY PHOTO/BILL SHONTELL)

The past few months an increased number of tour vans have been bringing visitors to Pololu Valley Lookout, possibly due to the closure of most of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. (COURTESY PHOTO/BILL SHONTELL)

KAPAAU — Adding a new parking area to the often-crowded Pololu Valley Lookout remains in the hands of agencies, politicians, businesses and residents.