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Naval Academy traffic 5/22

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Baltimore, MD
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Naval Academy traffic 5/22

Planning on leaving from Baltimore at 2:30 on Friday 5/22, crossing the Bay Bridge on the way to OC for Memorial day weekend. Will there be any additional traffic concerns caused by Naval Academy activities?Thanks

Baltimore, Maryland
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1. Re: Naval Academy traffic 5/22

I usually stay far away from Annapolis on Graduation day. Here is the schedule of events for the 22nd.

I would think if you took rt 10 to 2 and then cut across college parkway to back to rt 50, you should miss the academy traffic as everyone will already be there.

Friday, May 22, 2009

6 a.m. Stadium Parking Lots Open, Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium

7 a.m. Stadium Gates Open, Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, F

10 a.m. Class of 2009 Graduation, Navy-Marine Corps Memorial

Stadium (alt Alumni Hall for those with Indoor Graduation

tickets only), *B,F, Informal, Tickets required

10:04 a.m. Blue Angels Graduation Fly-By, Navy-Marine Corps

Memorial Stadium, B,F

1 p.m. Air Force and Coast Guard Commissioning Ceremonies,

Banquet Room (glass doors adjacent to Stadium Gate B),

Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, *2009(Desig), F

1 p.m. International Exchange Midshipmen Commissioning

Ceremony, Banquet Room (glass doors adjacent to

Stadium Gate B), Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium,

*2009(Desig), F

1-2:30 p.m. Graduation Photo/Swearing-In Ceremony, Superintendent’s

Tent Area, Navy-Marine Corps Mem. Stadium, 2009, F, Informal

• Immediately following ceremony until 2:30 p.m.

• No sign-up - UNOFFICIAL/Self-Serve

• First-come, first-served basis

• Laminated copy of Oath of Office available


• ENS/2ndLT: Dress Uniform

For up-to-date inform

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2. Re: Naval Academy traffic 5/22

Traffic will be a nightmare. It's a nightmare every Friday afternoon, and with the Academy events finishing up, it will probably be worse. If you leave Baltimore at 2:30, you should be at the bridge around 3:00, which may beat some of the worst of it.

Good luck and have a good time!

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Annapolis, Maryland
Destination Expert
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3. Re: Naval Academy traffic 5/22

If you are really worried about Annapolis traffic, you can always go down Route 2 instead of I97. It will put you on Route 50 east of the Severn River Bridge. You could even take College Parkway off of Route 2 to get even closer to the Bridge.

Baltimore, MD
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4. Re: Naval Academy traffic 5/22

Thanks for the schedule. I'm going to try one of the suggested alternative routes.

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