Pittsburgh's City-County building will be a somber place as mourners pay last respects to the three fallen Pittsburgh police officers. Officers Eric Kelly, Stephen Mayhle and Paul Sciullo were shot to death during a standoff at a home in Stanton Heights Saturday. The funeral for Officer Sciullo is being held this morning at Immaculate Conception-St. Joseph Parish in Bloomfield.
The three officers will lie in repose in the City-County Building beginning at 3:00 PM today.
During that time there will be a private viewing for law enforcement. The public viewing starts at 4:00 PM. The building will be open to the public to file past the caskets through 10:00 AM Thursday. City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County offices in the City-County Building close at 2:00 PM today.
To accommodate for the arrival of the caskets, Grant Street will be closed from 1:45 PM until 2:30 PM today. The following are closures that will impact downtown Pittsburgh and Oakland traffic today and for tomorrow's memorial service at the Petersen Events Center.
• Both Grant Street Exits from the Parkway East & West, and the ramp leading from Wood Street to Grant Street will be closed from 2:00 PM until 3:30 PM. to allow for the bodies of the fallen officers to be placed inside the City County Building.
• Grant Street will be closed Northbound at the Blvd. of the Allies through Fourth Avenue and Southbound from Forbes Avenue to Fourth Avenue. This will be a total closure.
For the next 24 hours the following restrictions will be in place:
• Grant Street will be open with one lane in each direction. The curb lanes of Grant Street will be signed NO PARKING from the Blvd. of the Allies to Liberty Avenue. This will permit MARKED POLICE CARS to park while viewing the fallen officers.
• The Blvd. of the Allies will be signed NO PARKING from Grant Street to Commonwealth Place
• Second Avenue will be signed NO PARKING from Ross Street to the South Tenth Street Bridge.
• Ross Street will be signed NO PARKING from Second Avenue to Sixth Avenue.
All of these restrictions are in place to permit the parking of marked police vehicles while officers are paying their respects.
Pittsburgh officials request the public’s cooperation in leaving these spaces vacant in honor of the Fallen Officers.
THURSDAY, APRIL 9TH 2009
The Memorial procession will depart the City County Building at 12:00 noon. There will be a total closure of a portion of Grant Street at this time.
• Grant Street will be closed Northbound from the Blvd. of the Allies to Forbes Avenue.
• Grant Street will also be closed Southbound from Forbes Avenue to Fourth Avenue.
• Fourth Avenue will be closed for the 24 hour period from Grant Street to Ross Street.
PROCESSION TO THE PETERSEN EVENT CENTER
• The procession will depart the City County Building Northbound on Grant Street and enter the Port Authority East Busway at Liberty Avenue.
• The procession will exit the Port Authority East Busway at Neville Street.
• The procession will proceed on Neville Street to Fifth Avenue.
• The procession will turn right on Fifth Avenue and continue on Fifth Avenue turning right onto DeSoto Street.
• The procession will turn left on Terrance Street and then right onto Sutherland Drive where they will arrive at The Petersen Events Center.