News Releases and Media Advisories

APD Media Release 05/21/13

Expect Traffic Delays in Annapolis on Friday, May 24


Traffic congestion is expected in Annapolis on Friday, May 24 due to the U.S. Naval Academy Graduation ceremony scheduled to be held at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium at 10 a.m.


The roads around the Navy-Marine Corp Stadium are expected to be congested due to the large number of people attending the graduation.  Roads affected may include U.S. Route 50, Rowe Blvd, Farragut Rd, Taylor Av, Cedar Park Rd, Annapolis St, and Maryland Route 450.  Road congestion is expected to start at 6 a.m. to peak between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m.  There may also be congestion after 1 p.m., when the ceremony ends.  


While no roads will be shut down for the duration of the graduation, some roads will be closed on a rolling basis as escorts move to the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium and when the Brigade of Midshipmen march from the U.S. Naval Academy to the stadium.


Citizens are encouraged to stay away from the area to avoid the congestion.  For more information about the graduation visit the U.S. Naval Academy Commissioning Week website at