PUNA, Hawaii - The security checkpoint posted at Leilani Estates since the eruption of Kilauea Volcano was supposed to come down on Friday, but will now remain up until  Thursday, December 6, allowing Hawaii County more time to post new "Resident Only" signs in the area.

Hawwaii County managing director Will Okabe says, "Hopefully that will alleviate some of the traffic going into that subdivision. But I think one of the things that's very important is that any community needs to be diligent in regards to calling the police officers, and making sure  they activate their neighborhood watch in order to monitor the situation with the community."

The checkpoint on Highway 132 near Pohoiki Road will also be removed. The new emergency route to Pohoiki over some parts of Highway 137 will be opened at noon on Thursday.