Traffic closures, delays for today's memorial

April 16, 2009 4:27:46 AM PDT
Houston TranStar Warns Gulf Freeway Commuters of Congestion Memorial service for fallen firefighters will affect traffic on IH-45 SouthHouston TranStar officials advise commuters heading northbound on IH-45 South (the Gulf Freeway) to expect delays from about 6 a.m. - 1 p.m. in their drive tomorrow, April 16.

A combined Memorial Service for fallen Houston Fire Department employees Captain James Harlow and Probationary Firefighter Damion Hobbs will begin with an 8 a.m. processional from Fire Station 93, at 911 FM 1959 (Dixie Farm Road), to Grace Community Church, 14505 Gulf Freeway.

From about 6 a.m. until about 1 p.m., commuters along Old Galveston Road near Ellington Airport should expect heavier than normal commuter traffic.

At 7:30 a.m., Dixie Farm Road between Old Galveston Road and IH-45 will be reduced to a single lane in both directions as firefighters participate in a mile-long procession from Fire Station 93 westward to the church. The northbound feeder of IH-45 between Dixie Farm Road and Scarsdale will be closed to northbound traffic for the procession.

Commuters are advised to expect significant delays or select alternative routes.

We thank you for your understanding as we honor the memory of these public servants.

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