Lexington motorists should take note of three events that will affect traffic in the city over the next few days, police say.
Those events will be the funeral procession for Nicholasville police officer Burke Rhoads, who was killed in a crash last week; the boys' Sweet Sixteen tournament; and the funeral procession for Judge Armand Angelucci, who died Friday at age 94.
The first event will occur from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. Tuesday when Nicholasville Road will be partially shut down for 45 minutes near Man o' War Boulevard for Rhoads' funeral procession.
The procession will leave the rear parking lot of the Southland Christian Church — Harrodsburg Road campus — turn right onto Brannon Road, go to Nicholasville Road and turn right. The route will continue south to Main Street in Nicholasville, turn left and continue through town, passing the Nicholasville police department.
The procession will then merge back onto U.S. 27, continuing south to the Camp Nelson National Cemetery, where Rhoads will be buried.
During the closure, southbound traffic on Nicholasville Road in Fayette County will be diverted west onto Man o' War Boulevard toward Harrodsburg Road, or east toward Tates Creek Road, Lexington police said.
The state basketball tournament will be played at Rupp Arena Wednesday through Sunday and significantly affect traffic, especially at noon and during evening rush hour.
Also on Wednesday, the funeral procession for Angeluci will affect traffic on Main Street in Lexington from 11:30 a.m. to noon, police said. The ongoing Sweet Sixteen tournament will draw heavy traffic to that area about the same time.
That procession will move through downtown via Main street to the Calvary Cemetery at 874 Main Street, police said.