The U.S. Naval Academy will provide free shuttle bus service betweenthe Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium and the academy during commissioning week, which begins today.
The bus service is one of several accommodations and restrictions the Naval Academy and the city willuse to manage traffic during commissioning week, which runs through Wednesday, May 29.
Parking at the stadium costs $3 for cars and $6 for buses, but isfree on graduation day (Wednesday) for those with tickets to the ceremony.
The buses will run at 15-minute intervals between 7:30 a.m.and 9 p.m. tomorrow through Sunday and on Tuesday. On Monday, the buses will run from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
There will be no bus service on Wednesday, unless the graduation ceremony moves to Alumni Halldue to inclement weather. In that case, buses will run every 15 minutes between the stadium and the hall from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The following boating and traffic restrictions will be in place during the Blue Angels' rehearsals and performance this weekend.
Saturday, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Monday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: No anchoring will be permitted on the Severn River south of the U.S. 50 bridge to the quick flashing light on the south end of the Naval Academy sea wall, a point 200 yards northeast of Horn Point Shoal Marker and Carr Point.
Saturday, 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 12:30p.m. to 4 p.m.; Monday, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.: The portion of the Severn River defined above will be closed to all boating traffic. The southern boundary will be marked by a Navy yard patrol craft.
Saturday, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.; Monday, 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.: The old Severn River drawbridge (Route 450) will be closed tovehicular and pedestrian traffic. Vehicles entering and leaving Annapolis should use Rowe Boulevard or other routes.
No parking will be permitted on Hospital Point during Blue Angels flights.