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Ironman: Race day road closures (Oct. 10)

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Hawaii 24/7 Staff

Ironman World Triathlon Championship is Saturday, Oct. 10, which means roads in and around the race course will be impacted.

Kailua Pier:

— Kailua Pier and Kaahumanu Place access is restricted to vehicles bearing an Ironman pier pass 6 a.m. Thursday to 2 p.m. Sunday.

Alii Drive:

— Between Likana Lane and Kailua Pier will be closed 9 a.m. Thursday to 2 p.m. Sunday. Likana Lane to Hualalai Road will be closed 9 a.m. Saturday to 12:30 a.m. Sunday. The south-bound lane of Alii Drive will be closed between Hualalai Road and Kahaluu Beach Park 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Hualalai Road:

— Alii Drive and Kuakini Highway will be closed 6:30 a.m. Saturday to 12:30 a.m. Sunday. Access to parking areas will be restricted.

Kuakini Highway:

— Palani Road and Makala Boulevard will be closed from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday. No traffic between Palani and Hualalai roads 6:30 a.m. to noon with southbound lanes in the area closing at 10 a.m. and remaining closed until 12:30 a.m. Sunday. The section of road between Palani Road south toward Kahakai Estates will only be open to local traffic 6:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday.

Palani Road:

— Kailua Pier and King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel will be closed 6 a.m. Thursday to 2 p.m. Sunday. The area between the hotel and Kuakini Highway will be closed 6 a.m. Saturday to 12:30 a.m. Sunday. The makai-bound lanes of Palani Road between Kuakini and Queen Kaahumanu highways will be closed 6 a.m. Saturday until 12:30 a.m. Sunday. Mauka-bound lanes on Palani Road between the two highways will be closed 6:30 a.m. Saturday to 12:30 a.m. Sunday.

Makala Boulevard:

— Kuakini and Queen Kaahumanu highways is closed 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Queen Kaahumanu Highway:

— Henry Street to the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority closed 6:30 a.m. Saturday to 12:30 a.m. Sunday.

— NELHA to Kawaihae Road, the highway will be closed 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Those traveling to the airport on should use Kaiminani Drive and those traveling to resorts should use Waikoloa Road.

— Akoni Pule Highway, between its junction with Kawaihae Road and Hawi, will be closed 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Access to Hawi is via Kohala Mountain Road from Waimea.

For further information, call the road closure hotline at 334-3400.

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