PITTSBURGH, PA (July 22, 2019) In advance of the funeral service for Officer Calvin Hall on Tuesday, July 23 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall, 4141 Fifth Avenue at 11 a.m., Pittsburgh Public Safety would like to outline some temporary road closures that will be in place.
Fifth Avenue will be closed temporarily shortly before and shortly after the funeral service.
Due to the large number of law enforcement expected to attend, at least one lane of Fifth Avenue will be closed and utilized for parking during the service. At least two lanes, plus the busway, will be reopened during the service, after vehicles are parked.
Otherwise, there will be short, rolling closures to accommodate the funeral procession between Soldiers and Sailors and Homewood Cemetery, as well as on the North Shore and other areas while officers make their way in unison to the service.
Public Safety Does not expect major traffic issues associated with the temporary road closures. However, traffic will likely be most affected in Oakland around Soldiers and Sailors.
In addition, Pennsylvania State Police is informing commuters that road and bridge closures will be in place starting Tuesday, July 23 at 9:30 a.m. while law enforcement begins its procession to Soldiers and Sailors. Due to the road closures, the INBOUND HOV lanes will be open with no occupancy restrictions for commuting traffic throughout the morning.
PSP and PennDOT ask commuters to avoid these areas for the morning hours if at all possible and use alternate routes.