Fenton police have talked with residents and the schools, and they are aware of the traffic situation, said Chief of Police Rick Aro. North Adelaide Street will be closed from 7:15 a.m. to 2 p.m., between Silver Lake Road and North Road.
In addition, Silver Lake Road between the U.S. 23 ramps and Leroy Street will be very congested from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. with patrol cars, friends and family members attending O'Rourke's funeral, Aro said.
Between 1,500 and 3,000 police officers could attend the ceremony, he said. Adelaide Street will be where area police officers will be located after the funeral begins, with police from West Bloomfield, Oakland County and Fenton, for example. In addition, Bush Park will be filled with patrol cars from further away, including Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Aro said.
Media parking will be in a designated lot north of St. John Catholic Church.