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Expect traffic delays between PTA and Hilo Saturday (Oct 13) due to convoys


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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

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PŌHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii— A Hilo-based military unit will convoy from Keaukaha Military Reserve (KMR) in Hilo to Pōhakuloa Training Area on Saturday Oct. 13 between 8 a.m. and noon.

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

On Sunday, Oct. 14 the unit will travel from PTA to KMR between 8 a.m. and noon. The convoy will travel via Saddle Road (Highway 200), Puainako Extension (Route 2000), Komohana Avenue, West Puainako Street, Kanoelehua Avenue (Highway 11) and Hilo Airport Road.

The convoy will have Hawaii Police Department escorts front and rear during each trip. 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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