The Traffic Division (Division) was established as a part of the Department of Public Works, under Chapter 2, Article 9, Section 2-41 of the Hawaii County Code. The Division is responsible for the installation, maintenance, and repair of all traffic control facilities and devices and street lighting systems within the County highway system. The Division is also responsible for the maintenance of all traffic signals and street lights within the State highway system. Lastly, the Division is responsible for all traffic engineering for the County and maintaining a traffic education program.
Hours of Operation:
7:00 AM - 3:30 PM, Monday - Friday
Email: Send us an email
108 Railroad Avenue
Hilo, HI 96720
Phone: (808) 961-8341
Fax: (808) 961- 8591
Traffic Signs and Markings Requests
Traffic Signals and Street Lights Requests
Traffic Design Standards and Forms
Traffic Safety Tips
Knowing and observing traffic safety helps to make our streets and highways safe for everyone. We have safety tips, road safety radio promos and materials that you can use at home or in the classroom.
Traffic Safety Illustrations
Children match seven imaginative traffic safety stickers illustrated by Big Island artist Sunny Pauole to a “Keep our community safe. Drive with aloha” bookmark to “Keep our Keiki Safe.”
Rules of the Road
The colorful Rules of the Road brochure offers safety tips for pedestrians and motorists. Here’s a few of the tips:
Turn or not to turn?
Right turns are allowed at signalized intersections if not prohibited by signs.
Don’t go over the stop-line
If you pass the stop-line before getting a green signal, your call will be dropped at the signalized intersection and the green light will not appear until someone else stops at the stop-line.
Wet paint on roads
Look for signs, “Men Painting Road” or orange traffic cones on wet paint. Ample gaps are left unpainted whenever possible so drives can make turns across the centerline without running over wet paint.
“WALK” or Walking Man Symbol. Pedestrians may begin crossing. Many crossings require a button be pushed in order for you to get the “WALK” signal.
DON’T WALK or Flashing Hand Symbol
Pedestrians facing a flashing ‘DON’T WALK” or Flashing Hand Symbol should continue crossing at the normal pace if they are already half way in the crosswalk. Pedestrians who have not started their crossing should wait for the next “WALK” signal.
Download a free copy of the Rules of the Road brochure.
TRAFFIC CALMING DEVICES FOR SAFE NEIGHBORS
The brochure describes how devices including smart signs, speed humps, zigzag lines, reduce accidents, collisions, fatalities and promote public safety and welfare by compelling drivers to slow down, enabling them to react to unexpected situations.
Download a free copy of The Traffic Calming brochure.