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West Hawaii Traffic Advisory for October 12th, 2019

The 41st Annual Ironman Triathlon World Championships will be happening on Saturday, October 12th, 2019 and Road Closures, and Restrictions will be in effect that day.

(Please see the information map below for closures, detour, and restrictions during Race Day)


Closures for Kailua-Kona (Kailua Village) and AIi'i Drive

Race Route Thursday, October 10, at 6:00 a.m. through Sunday, October 13, 2019, at 2:00 p.m.

CLOSED (Thurs 6:00 a.m. - Sun 2:00 p.m.)


Kailua Pier & Ka`ahumanu Place

▶ Kailua Pier to Likana Lane (Hulihe`e Palace) CLOSED

(Thurs. 9:00 a.m. - Sun 2:00 p.m.)

▶ Likana Lane (Hulihe`e Palace) to Hualalai Road CLOSED

(Sat. 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.)

▶ Hualalai Road to La`aloa Ave. CLOSED

with limited access for residents as safety permits

(Sat 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

▶ Kailua Pier to Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel CLOSED

(Thurs 6:00 a.m. - Sun 2:00 p.m.)

▶ Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel to Kuakini Highway CLOSED (Sat 6:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.)


Palani Road (from Queen Kaahumanu Hwy to Ali'i Drive)

▶ Kuakini Highway to Queen Ka`ahumanu Highway westbound lanes CLOSED

(Sat 6:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.)

▶ Kuakini Highway to Queen Ka`ahumanu Highway eastbound lanes CLOSED

(Sat 6:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.)


Kuakini Hwy (Makala Boulevard to Nakukui Drive)

▶ Palani Road to Makala Boulevard CLOSED

(Sat 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.)

▶ Ali`i Drive to Kuakini Highway CLOSED

(Sat 6:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.)

▶ Palani Road to Hualalai Road CLOSED

(Sat 6:30 a.m. - Noon)

▶ Palani Road to Hualalai Road SOUTH LANE - CLOSED

(Sat 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.)

▶ Palani Road to just before Kahakai Estates Subdivision CLOSED

with limited access for residents as safety permits (Sat 6:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.)

Ali`i Drive Palani Road Kuakini Highway Hualalai Road


Makala Boulevard (Between Kuakini Highway to Queen Kaahumanu Highway)

▶ Kuakini Highway to Queen Ka`ahumanu Highway CLOSED (Sat 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.)


Queen Ka`ahumanu Highway between NELHA and Henry Street

▶ Road CLOSED (6:30 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.)

▶ Alternate Route for traffic between Palani Rd. and Hina Lani St. is the Ane Keohokalole Highway. * REMEMBER TO ALLOW EXTRA TIME


North and South Kohala District Road Closures and Restrictions

Akoni Pule Highway (270) between Kawaihae / Waimea Junction (19) and Hawi

▶ Road CLOSED (8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

▶ Alternate Route to Hawi is Kohala Mountain Road (Hwy 250) which runs from Waimea to Hawi


Queen Ka`ahumanu Highway between Waimea Junction (270 & 19) and NELHA

Makala Boulevard Akoni Pule Highway (270) between Kawaihae / Waimea Junction (19) and Hawi

▶ Road CLOSED (8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

▶ Alternate Route to Hawi is Kohala Mountain Road (Hwy 250) which runs from Waimea to Hawi Queen Ka`ahumanu Highway between Waimea Junction (270 & 19) and NELHA.

▶ Road CLOSED (7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.)

▶ Alternate Route for traffic between the hotels, the airport and Kona will be via Waikoloa Village Road, Mamalahoa Highway 190, Kaiminani Drive (Palisades) and the Ane Keohokalole Highway, race traffic permitting.

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