There may be increased traffic around the University of Hawaii law school tomorrow as an estimated 8,000 to 10,000 people will pay respects to former Hawaii Chief Justice William S. Richardson, who died June 21 at the age of 90.
The public is invited to pay respects tomorrow at the William S. Richardson School of Law from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Family members will welcome visitors and Richardson will lie in state.
Services for Richardson will be held Friday at 11:30 a.m. at St. Andrew’s Cathedral. A closed circuit television feed will be broadcast at Teeney Theatre, next to the Cathedral. But family members are asking that the public visit on tomorrow because of the limited space at the cathedral.
A law school news release says there will likely be increased traffic to and from the law school and parking structure for the entire day and into the evening. The Zone 17 parking lot adjacent to the Law School will be closed to regular permit holders to accommodate this special event. Access to the parking structure is encouraged via the Varsity Circle entrance or back entrance on Old Waialae Road.
Bus service may also be affected by the increased traffic.