AUSTIN -- The funeral procession for ex-Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer Chris Kyle will travel through Austin Tuesday.
Iraq War veteran Eddie Ray Routh, 25, has been charged in the Feb. 2 killings of Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield at a North Texas gun range.
Nearly 7,000 people attended Kyle's memorial service Monday at Cowboys Stadium.
Tuesday the procession will travel down I-35, exit 6th Street, travel east on 7th Street, and north on Navasota Street to the Texas State Cemetery.
APD Chief Art Acevedo tweeted Monday that the procession is scheduled to enter the northern city limits between 11:30 a.m. and noon.
Austin police say the cemetery will be closed to the public during the funeral. Additionally, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Navasota and Comal streets will be closed between 7th and 11th Streets. The sidewalk on the north side of 7th Street will be closed between Navasota and Comal Streets.
Expect traffic delays on I-35 during the early afternoon. The highway will remain open during the funeral procession.
If you choose to show support during the procession, please use frontage roads, overpasses and not the main roadway. Please make sure you park your car in a safe spot. For those wishing to stand along the roadside, please do so in a safe area.
Austin police instruct supporters not to affix, or hang anything over the overpass railing. They also urge supporters to stay far enough back from the railing so that if you are holding a sign and it falls, it would land on the ground in front of you and not on the highway.
Okay this guy is a highly decorated SEAL I get that... But he was not killed in battle he was killed by a guy who was also military, but neither were active duty. What I do not get is why the hoopla? His friend shot with him also a decorated war vet didn't get all this attention, hell guys shot in actual war zones do not get the press this guy got. First his services were held at DALLAS COWBOYS STADIUM! Celebrities and 15 min of fame hog Palin was there...where is all this when a soldier dies in the field of ACTION? It was televised on every TV station. I just do not get it? He is no more special than the other soldiers so why? Do not start with the un American crap cause I am behind the soldiers they are doing their jobs everyday for far less money than they deserve. But all this for a former hot shot sniper killed by another not in service. It is weird.