APD releases ex-Navy SEAL Chris Kyle's funeral procession route


by KVUE.com


Posted on February 11, 2013 at 5:10 PM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 12 at 10:43 AM

AUSTIN -- The funeral procession for ex-Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer Chris Kyle will travel through Austin Tuesday.

Iraq War veteran Eddie Ray Routh, 25, has been charged in the Feb. 2 killings of Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield at a North Texas gun range.

Nearly 7,000 people attended Kyle's memorial service Monday at Cowboys Stadium.

Tuesday the procession will travel down I-35, exit 6th Street, travel east on 7th Street, and north on Navasota Street to the Texas State Cemetery.

APD Chief Art Acevedo tweeted Monday that the procession is scheduled to enter the northern city limits between 11:30 a.m. and noon.

Austin police say the cemetery will be closed to the public during the funeral. Additionally, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Navasota and Comal streets will be closed between 7th and 11th Streets. The sidewalk on the north side of 7th Street will be closed between Navasota and Comal Streets.

Expect traffic delays on I-35 during the early afternoon. The highway will remain open during the funeral procession. 

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If you choose to show support during the procession, please use frontage roads, overpasses and not the main roadway.  Please make sure you park your car in a safe spot. For those wishing to stand along the roadside, please do so in a safe area.

Austin police instruct supporters not to affix, or hang anything over the overpass railing. They also urge supporters to stay far enough back from the railing so that if you are holding a sign and it falls, it would land on the ground in front of you and not on the highway. 

To stay up-to-date with any changes to the procession time or route, follow APD Police on Twitter at @Austin_Police or like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AustinPolice.