Checkpoints Aim to Add Layer of Protection for Hāna

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April 19, 2020, 8:15 AM HST · Updated April 19, 12:52 PM

 

Motorists are advised of checkpoints on roads leading into and out of Hāna in East Maui.

The checkpoints are intended to protect the isolated community, which has limited medical resources, by restricting road traffic to East Maui residents only.

The checkpoints are after Twin Falls on the Hāna Highway at at ʻUlupalakua Ranch on Piʻilani Highway.

“These checkpoints were requested by our East Maui community and I want to mahalo Sen. J. Kalani English for helping to coordinate this effort,” said Mayor Michael Victorino.

An official placard is available to East Maui residents to help streamline the checkpoint; however, the Mayor’s office reports that this placard is NOT mandatory.

Residents may pick up a placard by:

  • Hāna Store;
  • Hasegawa General Store;
  • Hāna Health
  • Hāna Police Station;
  • Hāna Post Office;
  • Hāna Council Services.
  • Contacting Council Services Hana District Office at (808) 248-7513; or
  • Visiting the ʻUlupalakua Ranch Office from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

*Also placards were delivered to remote communities in Kīpahulu, Kaupō, Kahikinui and ʻUlupalakua.

Travelers will be required to show:

  • License
  • Registration
  • Proof of Insurance
  • Reason for Travel or Placard

NOTE: The public is asked to be prepared to show documents to police at the checkpoint so they do not need to touch the documents and can move traffic along faster.

 

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