Downtown traffic patterns will be complex this week as the cortege of former Gov. William Donald Schaefer passes through city neighborhoods for a final tipping of the wings Monday followed by Schaefer’s funeral on Wednesday.
The city’s Department of Transportation said the following streets will be closed on Monday:
-Saratoga Street between Gay and Holliday streets from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
-Lexington Street between Guilford Avenue and Gay Street from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
-Holliday Street from Saratoga to Lexington streets from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
On Wednesday, before Schaefer’s funeral begins at 11 a.m. at Old St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at Charles and Saratoga streets, the following streets will be closed with restricted parking:
-Fayette Street between Gay and North Charles streets from 10:15 a.m.
-North Charles Street between Fayette and Mulberry streets from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
-Saratoga Street between Liberty and Charles streets from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Schaefer died on April 18. His body will lie in state at City Hall from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday and all day on Tuesday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. City workers have been given a mandatory furlough day Tuesday to help alleviate traffic congestion near City Hall.
Monday, Schaefer will lie in state at the Maryland State House in Annapolis from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. before returning to his hometown in a motorcade procession.
His casket will pass an inner city route filled with memories from his 89-year life, much of it in public service as a member of the City Council, mayor, governor and state comptroller. The farewell route and times are:
-3:09 p.m., Schaefer’s childhood home, 620 Edgewood Street. Pass Western Cemetery, grave site of Schaefer’s parents.
-3:22 p.m., Lexington Market, 200 North Paca Street.
-3:32 p.m., Mt. Vernon Monument.
-3:38 p.m., Basilica of the Assumption, 409 Cathedral Street. Bishop Denis Madden will offer a blessing.
-3:44 p.m., Hippodrome Theatre, 12 N. Eutaw Street.
-3:48 p.m., Camden Yards, team mascots, team representatives and Maryland Stadium Authority staff will greet the motorcade.
-3:58 p.m., Federal Hill.
-4:08 p.m., Schaefer Statue, Inner Harbor. Motorcade will pass along Light Street
-4:12 p.m., National Aquarium, 501 East Pratt Street.
-4:18 p.m., Little Italy. Motorcade will travel along Eastern Avenue
-4:25 p.m., Fells Point Plaza.
-4:33 p.m., Lloyd Street Synagogue and Jewish Museum, corner of Lloyd and Lombard streets.
-4:38 p.m., Healthcare for the Homeless, 111 Park Avenue.