Traffic Advisory: JMU Commencement May 7

Press Release -- May 4th, 2011

The Harrisonburg Police Department would like to inform the public of areas that will be congested on Saturday, May 7 for James Madison University’s annual Commencement Ceremonies.

The following streets and intersections will be crowded with traffic and pedestrians:

900 block of South Main Street
Intersection of Cantrell Avenue and Paul Street
Intersection of Cantrell Avenue and Mason Street
Intersection of Reservoir Street and Evelyn Byrd Avenue
Port Republic Road and I-81 Interchange
Neff Avenue from Reservoir Street to Port Republic Road
University Boulevard.

Motorists should expect delays and heavy traffic throughout Harrisonburg. Please use caution and be vigilant for pedestrians along the road and crossing streets.
Shuttle buses will also be transporting people from local hotels to the various ceremonies. Bus riders are encouraged to board the bus as early as possible.
During the commencement ceremonies permit parking WILL NOT be enforced.

Traffic information and updates will be broadcast on 1610 AM. Additional traffic and transportation information can be found at

On behalf of HPD, congratulations and best wishes to the Class of 2011!


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