Downtown traffic guide: The Gates funeral
The funeral Tuesday for former L.A. Police Chief Daryl Gates will begin with an 8:30 a.m. procession of family members and officials who will walk from the police administration building to the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, where private memorial services will be held. An honors ceremony in the cathedral plaza will follow the funeral.
A number of downtown streets will be closed Tuesday morning for the funeral, and commuters should expect heavy traffic (click on map for details).
• Temple Street between Broadway and Grand Avenue, Hill Street between Temple and Ord streets and all of Hill Place will be closed to traffic between 6:30 a.m. and noon.
• Hill Street between 1st and Temple streets will be open to court employees only.
• 1st Street between Main and Hill streets, and Broadway between 2nd and Judge John Aiso streets will be briefly closed between 8 and 9 a.m. for the procession.
The city Transportation Department suggests the following detours: to the north, Cesar Chavez; to the east, Los Angeles Street; to the south, 2nd Street; to the west, Figueroa Street and Beaudry Avenue.
Area commuters can visit http://trafficinfo.lacity.org/ for real-time traffic information.
Services will be private. A list of speakers for the memorial service has not been released. After the funeral, an honors ceremony will be held in the cathedral plaza that will be open to the public.
A public viewing was held Monday at LAPD headquarters.