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HPD Announces Road Closures During Memorial Services For George H.W. Bush

The closures will begin Wednesday at 11 a.m. and will conclude Thursday at 1 p.m.

The Police Department has announced road closures in Houston due to the memorial services for President George H.W. Bush.

HPD executive assistant chief Matt Slinkard said at a media briefing Tuesday that the public repose, which will take place at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church (717 Sage Rd.), is scheduled to start Wednesday at 6 p.m. and end Thursday at 6 a.m.

Slinkard said road closures on Riverway Dr., between Sage Rd. and South Post Oak Ln, will start Wednesday at 11 a.m. Traffic will also be closed on Sage Rd., between Tangle Lane and Woodway Dr., beginning Wednesday at 11 a.m.

Additionally, there will be a road closure starting Wednesday at 1 p.m. on Woodway Dr., between Chimney Rock and North Post Oak Lane. Message boards will be deployed to announce road closures and updates.

“Traveling on Woodway between Chimney Rock and the West Loop is going to be very restricted. Only residents and business owners needing access into the area will be allowed beyond the road closures,” Slinkard said, adding that walk-ups to St. Martin’s Episcopal Church will not be permitted.

People who want to attend the public repose will have to go to Second Baptist Church (6400 Woodway) to get on METRO bus shuttles. The shuttles will begin loading at 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday with the first bus departure scheduled for 5:15 p.m.  The final bus is scheduled to depart about 5:30 a.m. on Thursday. Every person who wants to attend the public repose will be screened. 

HPD anticipates all road closures will finish on Thursday at about 1 p.m.

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