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Aloha to everyone interested in editing the Waze map for Hawaii! We look forward to working with new editors to help keep up with changes to the transportation system and points-of-interest across the state. Adding new editors who live in Maui, Kauai and Hawaii counties is an especially critical priority, as well as editors with access to military bases, but everyone is welcome — your contributions are needed.
However, it's important that managers be able to contact you, so all editors will be required to have private messaging turned on.

Major roads

Functional Classification

Hawaii is following the Functional Classification (FC) system for the USA, according to the federal Functional Classification standards adopted by the state Department of Transportation. Please do not alter roadway types without consulting with a state manager.

Naming Conventions

Because most street names are in the Hawaiian language, the editors are conducting a discussion (forum link here) about the use of diacriticals. The general practice now is to use street names without the diacriticals; the fonts in the editor currently don't fully support them anyway (the kahako is not available). However, where street signage includes them, some names do appear with the 'okina, represented as an apostrophe.

Lock Levels

We observe the following minimum lock levels for Waze road types:

  Freeway  4
  Ramp  4
  Major Highway  3
  Minor Highway  3
  Primary Street  2
All Others 1

Note that these are minimums and, for protection, certain segments may be at higher lock levels.


In Hawaii, U-turns on *two-way* Primary Street through Major Highway type roads may be enabled if it is explicitly allowed by signage. This is based on local ordinances such one enacted in the City and County of Honolulu (link here), which bars drivers from making a U-turn "upon any street in a business district, upon any highway with three or more lanes, or at any intersection where traffic is controlled by traffic signal lights, except as otherwise permitted by official signs and markings."

Enabling U-turns even on streets where they may be legal has consequences on routing. This would be subject to changes in national guidance, but Hawaii editors should not enable them as a rule.