HDOT News Release: No parking along Daniel K. Inouye Highway at Mauna Kea Access Road

Posted on Aug 30, 2019 in Latest News

Motorists are reminded that shoulders are a safety feature for vehicles that need to make emergency stops.

HILO – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) reminds the public that road shoulders are primarily designed to provide for emergency storage of disabled vehicles, not to accommodate long term parking. HDOT does not permit long-term parking along any of its high-speed facilities. The only other roads in the State of Hawaii with the same speed limit as DKI Highway are the H-1 Freeway between Kapolei and Kunia and the H-3 Freeway between Halawa and the Harano Tunnels.

In its continued effort to ensure safety and security measures are in place at the intersection of Daniel K. Inouye Highway (formerly Saddle Road) and the Mauna Kea Access Road, HDOT installed temporary traffic signals and barriers at the intersection in late July. These installations were followed by the installation of 80 “No parking, stopping, standing, loading and unloading” signs to ensure the safety of the traveling public and deter unpermitted parking and unexpected roadway departures and entries along the highway.

Parking is available in areas outside of HDOT jurisdiction and away from the highway. Information regarding the applicable statue can be found at the following link:

https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/hrscurrent/Vol05_Ch0261-0319/HRS0291C/HRS_0291C-0111.htm

Those interfering with the installed safety features may be subject to criminal property damage charges in accordance with: https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/hrscurrent/Vol14_Ch0701-0853/HRS0708/HRS_0708-0820.htm

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Shelly Kunishige

Department of Transportation

Public Affairs Office

Office: (808) 587-2161

E-mail: [email protected]