Austinites should expect and prepare for significant traffic delays and allow extra time to reach their destination.
As the City and the Austin Police Department prepare to lay to rest Senior Police Officer Jorge “George” Pastore, who tragically died in the line of duty on Saturday, they ask Austinites to expect and prepare for significant traffic delays Friday, November 17, 2023, during the procession as well as before and following the funeral service.
Those traveling to the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport tomorrow should also allow extra time to get to the airport in addition to arriving to the airport property at least 2.5 hours prior to their flight’s departure. Tomorrow’s peak times for baggage check and TSA security screening will be between 5 a.m. through 7 a.m. Travelers should expect extended lines for passenger processing during this time.
Visitation and funeral services will take place Friday morning at the Germania Insurance Amphitheater at Circuit of the Americas. Those wishing to attend the service to pay their respects should take traffic conditions into consideration while planning. While there will not be any dedicated road closures, expect traffic delays as the procession passes through major intersections and along roadways. Drivers along the procession route are encouraged to move to the right side of the roadway, if possible, and slow down or stop until the funeral procession has passed.
Procession route begins at 8:00 a.m.:
- From Weed Corley Fish Funeral Home, 5416 Parkcrest Drive, to Mopac Expressway NB
- Mopac Expressway NB to Highway 183 SB
- Highway 183 SB to Interstate Highway 35 SB
- Interstate Highway 35 SB to APD HQ (8th Street exit)
- APD HQ to East 6th Street WB
- East 6th Street WB to Congress Avenue NB
- Congress Avenue NB to Texas State Capitol/11th Street EB
- East 11th Street EB to Comal Street SB
- Comal Street SB to East 6th Street WB
- East 6th Street WB to Interstate Highway 35 SB
- Interstate Highway 35 SB to US Highway 71 EB
- US Highway 71 EB to 130 Toll Road SB
- 130 Toll Road SB to FM 812 EB
- FM 812 EB to Circuit of the Americas Blvd (COTA) NB