Byrd's casket will arrive at the Robert C. Byrd U.S. District Courthouse on Virginia Street shortly thereafter, before a funeral procession begins for a trip to the state capitol.
Wayne Johnson, co-owner of the Barlow-Bonsall Funeral Home in Charleston, said Byrd's casket will be carried in a horse-drawn carriage.
West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin's office said Byrd's body will lie in repose in the state Capitol's rotunda overnight, from 9 p.m. Thursday to 9 a.m. Friday. The public will be allowed to pay respects to Byrd during the 12-hour viewing.
On Friday at 11:30 a.m., a public memorial for Byrd will be held on the north side of the Capitol. The White House announced Tuesday evening that Obama and Biden will attend the memorial service.
Manchin announced late Tuesday that all state government employees would have the day off on Friday, and said he hopes they will join him in honoring Byrd.
Back in Washington, there is ample precedent for memorial ceremonies in the U.S. Senate chamber, but none has occurred since North Dakota Republican William Langer's funeral in 1959, according to the Senate Historian's Office.
Including Langer, 46 senators have lain in repose in the Senate chamber. One additional funeral, the first, was held there for a New Yorker who never was a senator: George Clinton, Thomas Jefferson's second vice president, lay in repose on April 21, 1812.
Others include South Carolina's John C. Calhoun in 1850, Kentucky's Henry Clay in 1852 and Wisconsin's Joseph McCarthy in 1957.