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Expect traffic delays due to military convoys between Hilo and PTA (May 18 & 20)

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A convoy of vehicles from 209th Aviation Support Battalion, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade is driven over Saddle Road. Photo by Sgt. Bryanna Poulin 25th CAB Public Affairs

A convoy of vehicles on Saddle Road. Photo by Sgt. Bryanna Poulin 25th CAB Public Affairs


PŌHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii— Hilo-based military units will convoy from Keaukaha Military Reservation (KMR) to Pōhakuloa Training Area (PTA) on May 18 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

The unit will redeploy from Pōhakuloa Training Area to Keaukaha Military Reservation on May 20 between 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The convoys will travel via Hilo Airport Road, Kanoelehua Avenue Highway 11, West Puainako Street, Komohana Avenue, Puainako Extension Route 2000 and Saddle Road Highway 200.

The trucks will not have Hawaii Police Department escorts but will have escort vehicles front and rear. Motorists are advised to be alert and drive with care.

The PTA Department of Army police are working closely with local authorities and military units to coordinate this activity in support of unit training.

For more information, call Bob McElroy, Public Affairs Officer, at 969-2427.

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