Traffic Advisory

Town of Sunnyvale - Dec. 8, 2021

Please see the traffic advisory below for Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021


Please be advised that Sunnyvale Police Department, along with Dallas Police Department will be holding traffic momentarily on Thursday, Dec. 9, beginning around 7:30 a.m. to assist with the escort for Mesquite Police Officer Richard Houston’s funeral. The following roads and intersections will be impacted as the escort moves through Sunnyvale:

  • U.S. 80 westbound;
  • Entrance ramps onto U.S. 80 westbound, near East Fork Road and Collins Road;
  • Belt Line Road and U.S. 80 intersection;
  • Belt Line Road and Tripp Road intersection;
  • Belt Line Road and Creekside Drive;
  • Belt Line Road and Town East Boulevard intersection; and
  • Belt Line Road and Barnes Bridge Road intersection

Traffic delays can be expected on northbound Belt Line Road as the escort moves toward IH-30. The escort should move quickly.


Originally, the Town was given a route of the procession that would impact Collins Road from Kearney Street to U.S. 80. On Dec. 8, we were informed that the route has since changed. Please disregard the original press release that was distributed on Dec. 7.

The only intersection in Sunnyvale that the new route will impact is Collins Road and U.S. 80. While we do not have a specific time, we are estimating that the procession will come through Sunnyvale around 3:15 p.m.

The South Service Road (in front of Panda Express) will be closed permanently for the duration of the burial. Please plan an alternate route.

We ask that you be respectful and patient if you experience a delay.

Anyone who is interested in showing respect/support for Officer Houston can line the service road from Belt Line Road to Collins Road. As a reminder, the procession and graveside service will be for MPD family and officers only.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Officer Houston’s family, the City of Mesquite, and Mesquite Police Department.

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