Park Ridge police are expecting heavy traffic delays near the Robert Spearing Funeral Home for the invitation-only wake for family and friends between 3 and 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Berthoud Street will be closed from noon until 9:30 p.m.
The 51-year-old star of "The Sopranos", who grew up in nearby Westwood, died last Wednesday in Rome.
Broadway theaters will dim their marquee lights at 8 p.m. in memory of the actor who earned a Tony Award nomination in 2009 for his role in the award-winning "God of Carnage."
Gandolfini's funeral will be held Thursday at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in New York City.