Traffic Impacts Expected Due To Funeral for Hayward Police Department Sergeant
On Wednesday, July 22, 2015, Sergeant Scott Lunger of the Hayward Police Department was murdered while making a traffic enforcement stop on an erratic driver. A funeral service will be held to mourn the loss of Sergeant Lunger on Thursday, July 30, 2015. Services will be held at the Oracle Arena (7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland CA), beginning promptly at 10:00 AM.
Funeral services are open to the public. Public access to the Oracle Arena will be via the Main Gate. Members of the public are encouraged to use public transportation. BART provides direct service to the Oracle Arena via the Coliseum Station, and the gates to the footbridge will be open to permit the public access to the Arena.
Traffic in the region will be severely impacted up until the beginning of the ceremony. Motorists are asked to utilize alternate routes which avoid Interstate 880 when possible.
Three law enforcement processions will take place Thursday which will impact traffic throughout the region.
At 8:00 AM, a procession of Hayward Police Department officers and families will travel to Oracle Arena along Interstate 880. Expect freeway and on-ramp closures along I-880 N/B between Winton Avenue and the Oracle Arena.
At 8:45 AM, a procession of law enforcement officers will escort Sergeant Lunger from the Chapel of the Chimes in Hayward to the Oracle Arena. Expect roadway, freeway, and on-ramp closures along SR-238/Mission Blvd., I-238 N/B, and I-880 N/B.
At approximately 1:00 PM, a procession of law enforcement officers will escort Sergeant Lunger from the Oracle Arena to his final resting place in Brentwood. Expect freeway, on-ramp, and roadway closures along I-880 S/B, I-238 S/B, I-580 E/B, and Vasco Road.
Members of the public wishing to pay tribute to Sergeant Lunger along the procession routes are asked to do so from safe locations, such as freeway overpass sidewalks and sidewalks along city streets. Under no circumstances should people stop on the freeway or in the roadway to pay tribute.
Summary of Traffic Impacts:
8:00 AM Procession – Hayward Police Department Officers and Families to Oracle Arena
– Interstate 880 N/B from Winton Avenue to the Oracle Arena
o Freeway and on-ramp closures along route.
8:45 AM Procession – Escort for Sergeant Lunger from Chapel of the Chimes to Oracle Arena
– SR-238 / Mission Boulevard from Chapel of the Chimes (32992 Mission Blvd.) to I-238
– Interstate 238 N/B from I-580 to I-880
– Interstate 880 N/B from I-238 to the Oracle Arena
o Freeway, roadway, and on-ramp closures along route.
1:00 PM Procession – Escort for Sergeant Lunger from Oracle Arena to cemetery in Brentwood
– Interstate 880 S/B from the Oracle Arena to I-238
– Interstate 238 S/B from I-880 to I-580
– Interstate 580 E/B from I-238 to Vasco Road
– Vasco Road from I-580 to SR-4
– Various roads in Brentwood