Large crowd will affect parking, traffic on Capitol Campus
The annual Medal of Honor and Peace Officers Memorial ceremony will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on May 3 at the Law Enforcement Memorial, which is north of the Temple of Justice on the top of the hill above Heritage Park.
The ceremony honors law enforcement officers who gave their life or were injured in the line of duty, or who are being recognized for meritorious conduct.
Organizers estimate up to 500 people may attend the event. There will be impacts to parking, traffic and the Dash shuttle route on the west Capitol Campus.
Ceremony set-up begins around 6 p.m. on May 2 requiring the closure of the roadway behind the Temple of Justice. The north diagonal will also be closed from about 6 p.m. on May 2 until about 3 p.m. on May 3.
On May 3, road closures from about 9:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. include Cherry Lane from the flag circle north to Water Street, the bend of Water Street around the greenhouses, and then east along 11th Avenue, in front of the General Administration Building, up to Columbia Street.
State employees and others who park in the Governor's Residence parking lot must use the flag circle or go on the south side of the Legislative Building for accessible routes during the road closures.
The hillside switchback trail, below the Law Enforcement Memorial, will be closed during the ceremony, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The Dash shuttle will continue to make stops on the west campus throughout the day, but will be re-routed from 9 a.m. to about 3 p.m., using the traffic circle by the Winged Victory Monument as a temporary turnaround.
There will be a 21-gun salute during the ceremony, with practice salutes behind the General Administration Building earlier in the day.
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