Annapolis Police: Expect Traffic Delays for Naval Academy Graduation May 20, 21 and 23

While this isn’t South County specific, we thought you might like to know. This item comes from Annapolis City Police:

Traffic congestion is expected in Annapolis on Tuesday, May 20, Wednesday, May 21, and Friday, May 23 due to the Blue Angels flight demonstration and the U.S. Naval Academy graduation ceremony.

The Blue Angels will be flying on Tuesday, May 20 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.  They will be flying again on Wednesday, May 21 between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.  When the Blue Angels are flying the Route 450/Naval Academy Bridge over the Severn River will be closed to ALL traffic, vehicular and pedestrian.  The bridge will be closed on Tuesday, May 20 between 10:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. and between 1:45 p.m. and 4 p.m. and on Wednesday, May 21 between 1:45 p.m. and 4 p.m.  This bridge closure is expected to cause traffic congestion in and around Annapolis.  Roads affected may include Maryland Route 450, U.S. Route 50, Roscoe Rowe Blvd, King George St, Annapolis St, and Taylor Ave.Blue Angel Road Congestion

The U.S. Naval Academy graduation ceremony is scheduled to be held at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on Friday, May 23 at 10 a.m.  The roads around the stadium are expected to be congested due to the large number of people attending the graduation.  Roads affected may include U.S. Route 50, Roscoe Rowe Blvd, Farragut Rd, Taylor Ave, 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 will 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.

For more information about the Blue Angels performance, including entry restrictions to the Naval Academy and waterways surrounding the Academy, go to
For more information on the graduation visit the U.S. Naval Academy Commissioning Week website at


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