Lane Transit District expects detours or route cancellations between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. as the procession crosses the community. Routes include EmX, Ferry Street Bridge area routes, River Road area routes and Bethel routes.
EmX from Eugene will travel as far as the Hilyard Station and EmX from Springfield will travel as far as the Walnut Station.
LTD will resume regular service as soon as streets are reopened around 1 p.m.
SHUTTLES TO MATT COURT
Lane Transit District will offer a free shuttle from the Lane County Fairgrounds to Matthew Knight Arena starting at 12:15 p.m. Friday. Shuttles will leave from the event parking area on 13th Avenue near Van Buren Street.
ROAD CLOSURE INFO FROM ODOT | MAP
Travel on I-105 and OR 126 (Eugene-Springfield Hwy.) will be severely restricted for a two hour period on Friday, April 29, 2011, while a lengthy memorial procession pays tribute to Eugene Police Officer Chris Kilcullen who died in the line of
Beginning at 11 a.m. and lasting until approximately 1 p.m., the procession of emergency vehicles will travel the following route after leaving from a staging area at Autzen Stadium:
• MLK/ East on Centennial, then
• North on Pioneer Parkway to I-105/OR 126, then
• East on I-105/OR 126 to 52nd Street, then
• U-turn back westbound on OR 126/I-105, then
• To 6th Avenue off-ramp in Eugene, then
• West on 6th Avenue to Chambers Street, then
• North to 2nd Avenue, then
• West to Garfield, then
• South to 7th Avenue, then
• East on 7th Avenue/Franklin Blvd. to Matthew Knight Arena
During the time the procession travels along OR 126 and I-105, access to those highways will be temporarily closed. As the procession passes the access points, the accesses will be reopened.
Motorists traveling I-5 northbound and southbound will be directed to the Glenwood Exit (Exit 191).
Motorists who plan to travel I-105 and OR 126 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. should plan on using surface streets for east/west travel.
Due to the length of the procession, closure of OR 126/I-105 could be as long as one hour in each direction. Likewise, closure of any specific access point along the route could be as long as one hour.
ODOT encourages motorists to plan ahead, take alternate routes and be patient if travel is delayed.