|Here are 27 pages with over 330 road photos from all over Hawaii,
most of which I took on my visits to the islands in autumn 1999 (all six
islands), May 2000 (Oahu, Maui, the Big Island), and November 2001 (all
islands except Molokai). Lots of new photos from my spring 2005 visit (Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Kauai), and my January 2009 visit (Oahu, Maui, Big Island), as well as more Big Island road photos from someone else's early 2005 visit there, will be
added in 2009 (resulting in a major Road Photos reorganization, to add several new
photo collections). Some photos from other people are included, and
submissions to fill gaps in the collection or add historical photos are
welcome (see below).
The photos begin with the Introduction to highway signage and other features common to all the islands, but get a lot more interesting in a hurry, with the next part devoted to one of the most scenic freeways in the United States, Interstate H-3. The remaining parts cover other highways on Oahu and all the "neighbor islands" with state highways, including pages devoted to some of the more interesting highways (such as Maui's Hana, Piilani, and Kahekili Highways, and the Big Island's Saddle Road and its side roads to the Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa observatories), as well as lava closures of highways on the Big Island's southeastern coast, and also a page on unique Kalawao County (the historic Kalaupapa Settlement "leper colony") on Molokai's north shore.
Look at the end of each of the following parts for a link to the main Hawaii Highways page and any relevant route or exit guide(s), as well as "back" and "continue" links to the previous and next parts of the road photo collection, and direct links to all the others in case you want to skip around the islands in a different order. Here's the order (with links):
Introduction (two pages)
Oahu: Interstate H-3 · Interstate H-1 (two pages) · Other Freeways
Kauai: Kuhio Highway · Other Kauai
Maui: Hana Highway (two pages) · Piilani Highway (two pages)
Molokai: Lanai/Molokai · Kalawao County
Big Island: Saddle Road · (Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa) Observatories RoadsSome parts will have links to other photo collections, such as Mark Furqueron's and Steve Alpert's Hawaii road photos or photos on Hawaii DOT's site, as well as other related sites.
Some of the larger parts listed above are split into two pages; the links above and below are to the first page of each, which has a prominent link to continue to the second page. Even though I've broken down the overall collection and its components into more manageable pieces, many pages have more than a dozen photos, and page download sizes range up to 340KB. Please be patient while they download!
For those of you especially interested in road signs, there is a separate Hawaii Road Signs three-page collection, including much of the material in the Introduction pages to this collection, plus some sign photos from pages for specific islands. Another separate page (with photos also included in the main collection) covers the endpoints of Hawaii's four Interstates. There are also pages with links to photos of endpoints for some state and county routes, and of many of the remaining old cutout-style state route markers still in use.
While I managed to get a reasonably comprehensive road photo collection on my 1999, 2000, and 2001 visits to Hawaii, and with photos to be added from my 2005 and 2009 visits, there were a few things I missed. Also, I could use some more historic road photos, like the one of the Pali Highway ca. 1960 on the Other Oahu East photos page. If you have photos you would like to contribute to this collection (with appropriate credit, of course), please e-mail me.
Here are a few photo items I know I could use:
Interstate H-3 · Interstate
H-1 · Other Freeways ·
Other Oahu South
or elsewhere in the Hawaii Highways site:
Comments, etc.? Please e-mail me.
Last updated February 2009 (minor "wish list" and other changes).
This page, and all the other road photos pages listed above, © 1999-2007, 2009 Oscar Voss.