IMPD announces road closures for Sen. Lugar's funeral procession

A portrait of Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., hangs next to a case at the Statehouse in Indianapolis containing memorabilia from his life as the senator lies in state, May 14, 2019. (WTHR Photo/Evan Hoffmeyer)
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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - The funeral procession for Sen. Richard Lugar may affect how you get around Indianapolis on Wednesday.

IMPD announced their plan for closing streets as the former senator's body is taken from the Statehouse downtown to his memorial service at St. Luke's United Methodist Church on the north side of Indianapolis.

At 9 a.m., motorists can begin to expect delays on Interstate 465 north and on the west side. At 11:30 a.m., Delaware Street will be closed between Washington and Market streets for the raising of the garrison flag. Fifteen minutes later, Capitol Avenue will close between Ohio and Washington Streets. Then at noon, W. 86th Street from Meridian Street to Spring Mill Road will close for a little more than an hour.

The funeral procession for Sen. Lugar is scheduled to leave the Statehouse at 12:05 p.m. and take the following route:
• South on Capitol to Maryland
• East on Maryland to Delaware
• North on Delaware to Michigan
• West on Michigan to Illinois
• North on Illinois to 34th St.
• East on 34th St. to Washington Blvd.
• North on Washington Blvd. to 43rd St.
• West on 43rd St. to Meridian
• North on Meridian to 86th St.
• West on 86th St. to St. Luke’s United Methodist Church

The route to the church is expected to take 45 minutes once the procession leaves the Statehouse. Traffic on 86th Street will be limited to one lane in each direction from 1:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Police are asking drivers to avoid the area, if possible.

Drivers are being told to expect "extended delays" on 86th Street between Spring Mill Road and Meridian Street and on Meridian Street from 86th Street to I-465 from 2:45-3:30 p.m. as dignitaries leave the funeral.

Delays are expected to continue after the funeral service from 2:50-4 p.m. Motorists are asked to find a different route if traveling in the area Wednesday afternoon or plan on delays in their morning and afternoon commutes, police said.

This 1976 file photo shows former mayor Richard Lugar, R-Indianapolis, as he campaigns for U.S. Senate. (photo courtesy University of Indianapolis Institute for Civic Leadership & Mayoral Archives)
This undated file photo shows Mayor Richard Lugar, R-Indianapolis, working in his office. (photo courtesy University of Indianapolis Institute for Civic Leadership & Mayoral Archives)
Former Indiana Republican Sen. Richard Lugar speaks during a ceremony to present him with an insignia of the Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire at the British Embassy in D.C., April 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
An honor guard escorts the body of Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., to lie-in-state in the rotunda of the Statehouse in Indianapolis, May 14, 2019. (WTHR Photo/Evan Hoffmeyer)
Sen. Richard Lugar lies-in-state in the rotunda of the Statehouse in Indianapolis, May 14, 2019. (WTHR Photo/Evan Hoffmeyer)
Charlene Lugar, widow of Sen. Richard Lugar, arrives for a brief ceremony at the Statehouse in Indianapolis honoring his life, May 14, 2019. (WTHR Photo/Evan Hoffmeyer)
Family members look on as Sen. Richard Lugar's body was brought to lie-in-state at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, May 14, 2019. (WTHR Photo/Evan Hoffmeyer)
Gov. Eric Holcomb, R-Ind., speaks as Sen. Richard Lugar's body arrives to lie-in-state at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, May 14, 2019. (WTHR Photo/Evan Hoffmeyer)
Mayor Joe Hogsett, D-Indianapolis, holds his hand over his heart honoring Sen. Richard Lugar as he was brought to lie-in-state at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, May 14, 2019. (WTHR Photo/Evan Hoffmeyer)
A portrait of Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., hangs next to a case at the Statehouse in Indianapolis containing memorabilia from his life as the senator lies-in-state, May 14, 2019. (WTHR Photo/Evan Hoffmeyer)
Sen. Richard Lugar lies-in-state in the rotunda of the Statehouse in Indianapolis, May 14, 2019. (WTHR Photo/Evan Hoffmeyer)
Well-wishers wait in line to speak with the family of Sen. Richard Lugar as he lies-in-state in the rotunda of the Statehouse in Indianapolis, May 14, 2019. (WTHR Photo/Evan Hoffmeyer)
A quote from Sen. Richard Lugar hangs at the Statehouse in Indianapolis as the senator lies-in-state in the rotunda nearby, May 14, 2019. (WTHR Photo/Evan Hoffmeyer)
A case at the Statehouse in Indianapolis containing memorabilia from the life of Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., as the senator lies-in-state in the rotunda nearby, May 14, 2019. (WTHR Photo/Evan Hoffmeyer)
Rep. Susan Brooks, R-Ind., talks with fellow well-wishers after a service honoring the life of Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, May 14, 2019. (WTHR Photo/Evan Hoffmeyer)
The Indianapolis Children's Choir rehearses before performing at Sen. Richard Lugar's public funeral service at St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Indianapolis, May 15, 2019. (WTHR Photo/Evan Hoffmeyer)
Sen. Richard Lugar's family walks into St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Indianapolis for his public funeral service Wednesday, May 11, 2019. (WTHR Photo/Evan Hoffmeyer)
An Honor Guard escorts the body of Sen. Richard Lugar into his public funeral service at St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Indianapolis, May 15, 2019. (WTHR Photo/Evan Hoffmeyer)
More than 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the life of Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., at St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Indianapolis, May 15, 2019. (WTHR Photo/Evan Hoffmeyer)
The Indianapolis Children's Choir sings at funeral services for Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., at St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Indianapolis, Wednesday, May 15, 2019. (WTHR Photo/Evan Hoffmeyer)
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks during a funeral service for Sen. Richard Lugar, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks at the public funeral service for Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., at St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Indianapolis, May 15, 2019. (WTHR Photo/Evan Hoffmeyer)
Former Sen. Sam Nunn speaks during a funeral service for Sen. Richard Lugar, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a funeral service for Sen. Richard Lugar, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Former Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, president of Purdue University, speaks during a funeral service for Sen. Richard Lugar, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Sen. Richard Lugar's sons, Mark, Bob, John and David, spoke at his public funeral service at St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Indianapolis, May 15, 2019. (WTHR Photo/Evan Hoffmeyer)
Dignitaries including both of Indiana's current U.S. Senators, Todd Young and Mike Braun, attended public funeral services for former Sen. Richard Lugar at St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Indianapolis, May 15, 2019. (WTHR Photo/Evan Hoffmeyer)
More than 1,000 people attended the public funeral service for Sen. Richard Lugar at St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Indianapolis, May 15, 2019. (WTHR Photo/Evan Hoffmeyer)
Birch Bayh, the Democratic senior senator from Indiana, greets and Richard Lugar, the Republican junior senator from Indiana, before a committee meeting at the Capitol building in Washington in 1978. (photo courtesy Susan Fleck via TheStatehouseFile.com)
Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., left, and Sen. Birch Bayh, D-Ind., take a moment to plan strategy prior to hearings on Billy Carter’s relationship with the government of Libya on Capital Hill in Washington, Wednesday, August 21, 1980. (AP Photo/Harrity)
Former GOP Senator Richard Lugar introduces Secretary of State John Kerry for a speech in support of the Iran nuclear deal at the National Constitution Center, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)