'No Parking' Signs Installed Along Maui's Hana Highway
New “no parking” signs will be appearing along Maui's Hana Highway to reduce the temptation for drivers to illegally park.
The Hawaii Department of Transportation began installing the signs Thursday at the Waikamoi Stream Bridge. The signs warn of a $35 no parking citation and a $200 parking violation surcharge.
Illegal parking along the only road to Hana has caused numerous safety concerns, the department said.
“These measures remind anyone who visits Hana to respect our community and culture. Risking the health and safety of others for a photo op is simply unacceptable," Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino said.
About 10 signs will be installed at each of the following locations: Waikamoi Stream Bridge, Twin Falls, Bamboo Forest, Ching’s Pond, Waikani Bridge, Pua’a Ka’a Park and Hanawi Bridge.
After the “no parking” signs are installed, the department said it will begin installing “slower traffic pullover” signs near Ching’s Pond between mile markers 17 and 18.