Sergeant's funeral services to close Modesto streets on Wednesday

Streets adjacent to First Baptist Church at 12th and Needham streets in Modesto will be closed on Wednesday from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. due to funeral services for Modesto Police Sgt. Steve May.

The streets will be closed to traffic and to on-street parking. Motorists traveling on other surrounding downtown streets should expect delays.

Below are the streets that will close to both traffic and parking:

— Needham Street from McHenry to College avenues

— L Street from 12th to Needham streets

— M Street from 10th to Needham streets

— 14th Street from L to K streets

Motorists should expect traffic delays before and after the 10 a.m. service.

At the conclusion of the service, a police procession will travel southbound on 11th Street from Needham Street, eastbound on “D” Street, eastbound on Yosemite Boulevard, and southbound on Santa Fe Avenue until arriving at the Lakewood Memorial Park.

Intersections along the route will be blocked as the procession passes through (estimated time the procession will pass through the downtown is between 11:30 a.m. and noon).

Delays could be as long as 15-20 minutes for motorists along the procession route and affected cross streets.

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