HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Graduation ceremonies are already sweeping the nation as loved ones cheer on the class of 2023 – but if you’re not part of the crowd, you might be a part of the traffic.
News 19 has compiled a list of when graduation ceremonies are scheduled to impact downtown Huntsville to (hopefully) help keep you from becoming a traffic statistic.
Here are the ceremonies scheduled for the Von Braun Center this week:
- May 22: Westminster Christian Academy, 6 p.m.
- May 23: Madison County Schools, 12 p.m., 3 p.m., 5:30 p.m.
- May 24: Madison County Schools, 12 p.m., 3 p.m., 5:30 p.m.
- May 25: Huntsville City Schools, 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5:30 p.m.
- May 25: St. John Paul II Catholic High School, 4 p.m.
- May 26: Huntsville City Schools, 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5:30 p.m.
The Huntsville Police Department (HPD) said Monroe Street between Clinton Avenue and the intersection of Monroe and Williams Avenue will be closed in both directions in anticipation of heavy foot traffic.
Officers from HPD Traffic Services Unit and the Madison County Sheriff’s Office will help with traffic control, as authorities say access to the road closure area will be restricted to limited mobility drop-off and accessibility parking only.
For specific details about directions or parking, or to stay aware of any changes, you can check out the VBC event calendar here.