Bayfront Highway Still Closed

As of 10:30 today, Bayfront Highway remains closed between Pauahi Street and Waianuenue Avenue due to high waves washing debris on highway.

Use Kamehameha Avenue as an alternate route.

Traffic Alert – Avoid Bayfront Highway Due to High Waves Washing Debris on Road

AVOID the Bayfront Highway between Pauahi Street and Waianuenue Avenue due to high waves washing debris on highway.

An assessment will be made in the morning by Civil Defense on the status of the closure.

Use Kamehameha Avenue as an alternate route.

July 4th Road Closures in Hilo

The Hawaiʻi Police Department would like to inform all motorists of the July 4th festivity road closures:


Bayfront Highway (Rte. 19) from Waianuenue Avenue to Pauahi Street

• Closed July 4th from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Alternate route is on Kamehameha Avenue

Lihiwai Place

• Closed July 4th from 6:00 a.m. to July 5th 10:00 a.m.

Kuku Street and Bishop Street

• Closed July 3rd from 3:00 a.m. to July 4th 10:00 p.m.

Road Closure information phone number: 961-2350

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this celebration.