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HI - Maui’s remote ‘Road to Hana’ sees crowds and traffic jams

Some people who live in east Maui say the famed Road to Hana is becoming a gridlocked maze of illegally parked cars driven by tourists.

HANA — Some people who live in east Maui say the famed Road to Hana is becoming a gridlocked maze of illegally parked cars driven by tourists.

Residents are asking for state and county help to address the traffic and parking problem, Hawaii News Now reported Thursday.

Maui has seen an influx of visitors as pandemic restrictions have eased.

The drive to Hana is among the most popular tourist activities on the island. Now that 8,000 visitors a day are arriving on Maui, the narrow, winding road is getting jammed.

The coastal roadway brings visitors past waterfalls and sea cliffs along a rural and lush Hawaii rainforest. The people who live on the remote shoreline are among the most geographically isolated in the state.

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