The late U.S. Sen. John McCain will lie in state Wednesday in the copper-domed rotunda at the old state Capitol building.

The first of a series of memorials and tributes commemorating his life is a private ceremony starting at 10 a.m. Speakers at the will include Gov. Doug Ducey and former U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl. U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake will offer a benediction, and former U.S. Rep. Jim Kolbe will present a wreath.

Members of the public are invited to pay their respects during a public viewing starting at 2 p.m. The Capitol will stay open until everyone in line has had a chance to participate.

No cameras or photography will be allowed inside the building. No guns will be allowed; storage lockers will be available.

Small bags will be permitted inside. Everyone must undergo a security screening.

The tribute will be livestreamed at

Parking, street closures, public transit

A map with authorized parking locations and restricted areas is available online.

Jefferson and Adams streets between 15th and 19th avenues will be closed from 5 a.m. until approximately 11 p.m.

DASH and RAPID/Express bus services will be detoured around street closures near the Capitol.

Bright green signs will be posted at bus stops directing passengers to the closest pickup. Check for updated information.


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