Events, traffic advisories for Schaefer funeral

Former governor to be laid to rest Wednesday

  • William Donald Schaefer eats breakfast at Jimmy's in Fells Point with Gene M. Raynor, a former city and state elections chief.
William Donald Schaefer eats breakfast at Jimmy's in… (Sun photo by Chiaki Kawajiri )
April 24, 2011|By Baltimore Sun Staff, The Baltimore Sun

William Donald Schaefer will be laid to rest Wednesday, but Marylanders will have several opportunities to say their goodbyes to the former governor. The week's itinerary and traffic advisories are below.

Monday

Schaefer to lie in state at Rotunda of Maryland State House

Arrival ceremony at 9:30 a.m. Doors open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Motorcade begins at Schaefer's childhood home, 620 Edgewood St., and visits other city sites, 3:09 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Lexington Market, 200 North Paca St., 3:22 p.m.

Washington Monument, Mount Vernon Place, 3:32 p.m.

Basilica of the Assumption, 409 Cathedral St., 3:38 p.m.

Hippodrome Theatre, 12 N. Eutaw St., 3:44 p.m.

Camden Yards, 3:48 p.m.

Federal Hill neighborhood, 3:58 p.m.

Schaefer Statue, Inner Harbor, 4:08 p.m.

National Aquarium, 501 E. Pratt St., 4:12 p.m.

Little Italy neighborhood, 4:18 p.m.

Fells Point Plaza, South Broadway and Thames Street, 4:25 p.m.

Lloyd Street Synagogues and Jewish Museum, East Lombard Street and Lloyd Street, 4:33 p.m.

Healthcare for the Homeless, 421 The Fallsway, 4:38 p.m.

Motorcade times are approximate

Schaefer to lie in state at Rotunda of Baltimore City Hall

Arrival ceremony at 5 p.m. Doors open 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.

These streets will be closed to accommodate the motorcade on Monday:

Saratoga Street between Gay and Holliday Streets, 3 p.m.–6 p.m.

Lexington Street between Guilford Avenue and Gay Street, 4 p.m.–6 p.m.

Holliday Street from Saratoga to Lexington streets, 4 p.m.–6 p.m.

Police and transportation officials have also warned of possible delays caused by the motorcade, including on the Maryland Transit Administration's Light Rail, local bus and commuter bus services between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.

State Police cautioned drivers to watch for delays as the procession leaves Annapolis for Baltimore, traveling from the State House along Rowe Boulevard, west on U.S Route 50 and then along Interstates 97 North, 695 West and 95 North.

Tuesday

Schaefer to lie in state at Rotunda of Baltimore City Hall

Doors open 9 a.m. until 9 p.m.

Mandatory Furlough Day due to passing of William Donald Schaefer

This schedule will be in effect Tuesday, April 26:

Baltimore City offices will be closed, with the exception of Police Headquarters. Residents will not be able to pay bills or obtain permits at city offices. Some bills can be paid online at http://www.baltimorecity.gov.

Parking meters must be fed

Regular pickup for trash and recycling; no bulk trash will be collected (appointments will be rescheduled); citizen drop off centers will be closed.

Wednesday

Funeral services

Old St. Paul's Church, 233 Charles St., 11 a.m.

Interment

Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, 200 East Padonia Road, Timonium

Traffic delays planned Wednesday to accommodate Schaefer funeral procession

Residents should expect temporary road closures Wednesday as the procession travels from Old St. Paul's Church to Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, State Police said. The procession will travel north on Charles Street and enter the northbound Jones Falls Expressway near Penn Station. It will then proceed on Interstate 83 North and merge onto eastbound Padonia Road, crossing York Road and into the memorial gardens.

Police urge motorists to plan ahead for temporary road and ramp closures on I-83 and the inner and outer loops of Interstate 695 in the Towson area.

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