WASHINGTON — When you see the Blue Angels streaking over Maryland in their custom F/A-18 Hornets this week, it’s definitely not a cause for concern — but the traffic and road closures might be.
Annapolis’ Office of Emergency Management has a set of tips for residents to help them navigate the roads as we sail into Memorial Day weekend and celebrate the United States Navy’s 2018 graduating class during Commissioning Week.
“Make a plan to either accommodate the increase in vehicular and pedestrian traffic or avoid it as much as possible,” Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley said in a news release.
Road closures will impact May 22, May 23 and May 25.
Motorists traveling on on U.S. Route 50, Maryland Route 450 and other Annapolis roads are asked to plan ahead and expect major traffic.
In anticipation of the Blue Angels’ flight practices on Tuesday and Wednesday and the U.S. Naval Academy graduation Friday, Maryland’s State Highway Authority will closed.
#MDTraffic#Annapolis Naval Academy / Route 450 Bridge is CLOSED to vehicles, pedestrians, and bicycles for the Blue Angels flight practice, use Route 50 bridge to cross Severn River. Bridge expected to reopen at 4 p.m.