(Houston, TX) -- Federal, state, and local agencies will handle traffic and security for former President George H.W. Bush's funeral in Houston on Thursday.
The Secret Service is in charge, but the HPD, state troopers, and Homeland Security will help out. Bush's body will leave D.C. today and arrive at Ellington Field about 4:30 p.m.
The president will lie in repose starting this evening at St. Martin's Episcopal Church on Sage at Woodway.
The public can pay their respects starting at 6 p.m., but will have to take a shuttle from nearby Second Baptist Church to get there. Roads will be closed to all but local residents and business owners.
Road closures will go into effect in the area beginning at 11 a.m. on Wednesday and reopen at approximately 1 p.m. on Thursday:
- Riverway Drive between Sage Road & South Post Oak Lane will be closed.
- Sage Road between Tangle Lane & Woodway Drive will be closed.
- Woodway Drive between Chimney Rock Road & N Post Oak Lane will be closed.
- Traveling on Woodway between Chimney Rock and the 610 West Loop will be severely restricted. ONLY residents and business owners needing access into the area will be allowed beyond the road closures.
Since the funeral Thursday is private, walk-ups won't be permitted for the public repose on Wednesday NOR for the funeral on Thursday.