Pierce County officials are warning bus riders that Tuesday’s procession and memorial service for slain sheriff’s deputy Kent Mundell will cause disruptions in Pierce Transit service.
A procession of emergency services vehicles will make its way from the Puyallup Fairgrounds to the Tacoma Dome between 10 a.m. and noon Tuesday and will effect traffic along South Meridian, River Road, Puyallup Avenue and D Street.
“The procession honoring deputy Mundell will impact all traffic and travel, including Pierce Transit bus service on many routes, especially in the Puyallup and Tacoma Dome District areas,” a press release states.
The Tacoma Dome station will be closed to bus traffic between 10 a.m. and noon Tuesday. Pierce Transit plans to reroute buses around the procession.
Anyone who plans to travel on Pierce Transit near the procession area Tuesday is encouraged to leave plenty of time for delays and go either before 10 a.m. or after noon.
“Delays, route detours and missed connections may occur on other routes as well,” the press release stated.
Pierce Transit will detour the following routes beginning at 10 a.m. Tuesday: Pierce Transit 41, 42, 402, 409, 500 and 501; Sound Transit 574 and 594, and Intercity Transit 603
There will be limited bus service from Cheney Stadium to the Tacoma Dome for the memorial service. The bus service will begin at 10 a.m. The last bus will leave the stadium at 12:30 p.m. Buses will make trips following the memorial service back to Cheney Stadium.
There will be no public parking at the Tacoma Dome.