Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.


Funeral for Former LAPD Chief Daryl Gates to Close Downtown Streets

Stories like these are only possible with your help!
You have the power to keep local news strong for the coming months. Your financial support today keeps our reporters ready to meet the needs of our city. Thank you for investing in your community.


Just as with last week's funeral for SWAT Officer Robert J. Cottle, the death of Former LAPD Chief Daryl Gates means streets closures next Tuesday morning in downtown Los Angeles.

"People not participating in Daryl Gates’ funeral service should avoid the area, as some of the streets in the Central Business District will experience intermittent closures on Tuesday,” said LADOT General Manager Rita L. Robinson. “Congestion in the area is expected to be heavy in Chinatown and the area east of Grand Avenue during the morning commute hours. We request the public’s patience in using alternative routes and allowing additional travel time during this period."

Here are the specifics:

Support for LAist comes from

Full Closures between 6:30 a.m. and noon for funeral service

  • Temple Street between Broadway and Grand Avenue
  • Hill Street between Temple and Ord streets, and all of Hill Place
    Local Access Only (Court employees):
  • Hill Street between 1st and Temple streets
    Intermittent Temporary Street Closures between 8:00 and 9:00 a.m. for the procession:
  • 1st Street between Main and Hill streets
  • Broadway between 2nd and Judge John Aiso streets

Suggested detour routes are as follows

  • To the North Cesar E. Chavez Avenue
  • To the East Los Angeles Street
  • To the South 2nd Street
  • To the West Figueroa Street and Beaudry Avenue>