Funeral Procession Tuesday for Navy Seal Chris Kyle

(Midlothian, Texas) – On the morning of Tuesday February 12, 2013 the procession for Navy SEAL Chris Kyle will depart from Midlothian, Texas, and take him to his final resting place at Texas State Cemetery in Austin, Texas. The vehicles will stage at the Midlothian Independent School District Multi-Purpose Stadium at 1800 South 14th Street and begin… the escort at about 8:00 a.m. Tuesday. The procession will be accompanied by and limited to military personnel, first responders and the Patriot Guard Riders. The Texas Department of Public Safety has the lead role in the escort of the procession along the 200-mile route. The route from Midlothian to Austin is as follows:
The procession will depart the Midlothian ISD Multi-Purpose Stadium and travel South 14th Street to U.S. HWY 287 Service Road eastbound, the area immediately around this area will be secured for law enforcement, media and family only.
The procession will then enter U.S. HWY 287 eastbound until it exits U.S. HWY 287 to Interstate 35E (I-35E) southbound to Austin arriving at the Texas State Cemetery, 909 Navasota Street, Austin
Morning commuters should anticipate early delays on U.S. HWY 287 between U.S. HWY 67 and I-35E. At this time we estimate the procession will travel at a speed of around 50 M.P.H. to 55 M.P.H. Motorists traveling on the Interstate will be allowed to pass the procession, but we ask in reverence for the family and safety to all users of the interstate that motorists pass at a speed slightly greater than the procession. As a form of tribute and respect for Chris Kyle and his family, local fire departments and law enforcement agencies are expected to safely gather at overpasses and along the escort route. The procession will require four to five hours to travel from Midlothian to Austin, Texas.

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