Today at 11:15 a.m. the bodies of the 19 fallen firefighters from the Granite Mountain Hotshots will be transported from Phoenix to Prescott.
The public is invited to view the escort pass by Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza, 1700 W. Washington Street.
With several streets being closed for the procession, the Phoenix Street Transportation Department strongly encourages those who are interested to watch the event specifically from this location.
There will be several street closures for the procession:
From 11 p.m. Saturday to 2 p.m. Sunday, Madison Street will be closed from 8th to 10th avenues. 8th Avenue will be closed from Adams to Madison streets.
From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, 15th Avenue will be closed between Adams and Madison streets. Washington Street and Jefferson Street will be closed between 7th and 15th avenues.
Start Location: 8th Ave and Madison Avenue
1. North on 8th Ave to Washington Ave
2. West on Washington Ave which turns into Adams
3. West on Adams to I-17
4. North on I-17 to State Route 74 (Carefree Hwy)
5. West on State Route 74 to US 60
6. North on US 60 through Wickenburg to US 93
7. West on US 93 to State Route 89
8. North on State Route 89 to Prescott
9. State Route 89 turns into White Spar Rd.
10. White Spar Rd turns into Montezuma St.
11. North on Montezuma St to Navajo Dr **
12. East on Navajo Dr to 6th St **
13. South on 6th St to Moeller St **
14. East on Moeller St to Pleasant St **
15. South on Pleasant St to Sheldon St **
16. East on Sheldon St to Gurley St
17. East on Gurley St to State Route 89
18. North on State Route 89 to State Route 89A
19. East on 89A to N. County Fair Trail
20. South on N. County Fair Trail to 7100 N. County Fair Trail
** Please note that part of the route will NOT be open to the public. That includes Navajo Drive to 6th Street to Pleasant Street to Sheldon Street.
** The public will NOT be allowed to join the escort at any point.