Annapolis To Get Heavy Traffic

September 25, 1992

Annapolis, always a popular tourist destination on nice fall weekends, will be busier than usual over the next three days.

Everyone is coming to Maryland's capital city -- motorcyclists, Navy football fans and visitors to the Kunta Kinte Commemoration and Heritage Celebration.

The Kunta Kinte festival, in its sixth year, will begin with a parade tonight. The parade will start at 6:30 p.m. at Germantown Elementary School and continue along Cedar Park Road to Taylor Avenue.

The route will follow Taylor Avenue to Glenwood Street, continue to Clay Street, go right to Calvert Street and across Rowe Boulevard to St. John's College.

Traffic on Rowe Boulevard will be stopped for about 10 minutes for the parade, Annapolis police said.

Tomorrow, traffic on Rowe Boulevard will be heavier than normal because the Navy football team will play Rutgers at 1:30 p.m. at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium. Annapolis police said they expect traffic congestion to start as early as 10 a.m. because the Kunta Kinte festival at St. John's College also will draw crowds.

At 1:30 p.m. Saturday, 1,000 motorcyclists plan to protest the new helmet law that will take effect next Thursday.

The group will ride from the Anne Arundel fairgrounds in Crownsville down West Street to Church Circle.

Traffic on Taylor Avenue will be one way in the direction of the stadium the half hour before the game and one way away from the stadium afterward.

On Sunday, Randall Street will be closed from 7 to 9 a.m. for a 5K run that is part of the Kunta Kinte celebration.

Heavy traffic is expected on Rowe Boulevard most of the day, police said.

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