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State officials advise allowing beyond regular time for those coming to pay final respects to the late Florida Gov. and U.S. Sen. Bob Graham on Friday.

That is because of ongoing construction on and across the Florida Capitol.

As previously reported, Graham will lie in state on the Florida Historic Capitol Museum in Tallahassee, known informally because the “old Capitol,” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday. Graham family spokesman Chris Hand has mentioned that Graham’s body will even be accompanied by military and state law enforcement honor guards.

Following the service, relations will attend a non-public burial at the town’s Oakland Cemetery along Bronough Street, not removed from the governor’s mansion where Graham served for eight years (1979-1987) because the state’s chief executive.

The funeral service on the old Capitol might be broadcast continue to exist The Florida Channel and streamed online at thefloridachannel.org.

Graham, who passed away on the age of 87 on April 16 in Gainesville, might be remembered for his service as a Democratic former state lawmaker, two-term governor, and a three-term U.S. senator (1987-2005).

To honor Graham, Gov. Ron DeSantis has ordered that state and U.S. flags be flown at half-staff until after the burial.

Should you go

Metered on-street parking spaces can be found across the Capitol (400 S. Monroe St.), and the town of Tallahassee operates an underground parking garage nearby at Kleman Plaza, accessible from South Duval Street.

For more information, visit the City of Tallahassee’s website at www.talgov.com/Parking/parking-services, or call (850) 891-4968.

The Department of Management Services (DMS) within the state manages two lots (Lot E and Lot 4) with visitor spaces, including those for people with disabilities, in response to the Capitol’s website.

The web site specifies: “More visitor parking spaces can be found within the lot south of the Knott Constructing (601-631 S Duval St.). Make certain that the spot is designated for visitor parking should you park outside the marked lots. Vehicles parked in worker spaces might be towed.”

“Lot E is situated off Bronough Street, adjoining to the Museum of Florida History (500 S. Bronough St.). Lot 4 is positioned behind the Florida Vietnam Veterans Memorial (intersection of Apalachee Parkway and Calhoun Street),” it added.

Lot 4 is the closest, across Monroe Street from the old Capitol. For details on parking fees and other nearby lots near state government buildings, contact DMS at (850) 487-4986 or (850) 488-6683.

For information on local bus travel, visit the web site of StarMetro, Tallahassee’s bus system, at www.talgov.com/starmetro/starmetro-routes.

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