UH Hilo announces Nowelo Street gate closure effective March 13

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Date: Thursday, March 5, 2020
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

The public is advised that the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo campus gates on Nowelo Street will be closed from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., seven days a week, effective Friday, March 13, 2020. The gates are located makai (ocean side) of the Nowelo Street and A`ohoku Place intersection, and makai of the Nowelo Street bridge near the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management building.

The campus entrances at Komohana Street and Lanikaula Street will remain open. However, there will be no thru access from Komohana Street to Lanikaula Street between the hours of 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., seven days a week.

“Reducing access to campus during the late night/early morning hours helps to make campus safer for our campus community,” noted Interim Vice Chancellor for Administrative Affairs Kalei Rapoza.

The University’s Campus Security will be sweeping the areas around Hale`olelo and the `Imiloa Astronomy Center prior to closing gates. If anyone’s vehicle is locked in this corridor after gate closure, contact Campus Security at 974-7911 for assistance.

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