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|TRAFFIC CHANGES PLANNED FOR SOUTHEASTERN COMMENCEMENT SATURDAY
HAMMOND -- Motorists and
visitors planning to attend Southeastern Louisiana University's fall commencement
ceremonies on Saturday (Dec. 17) should anticipate heavy traffic and route
changes affecting University Avenue.
Mike Prescott, acting director
of the University Police Department, said that prior to the 10 a.m. ceremony
eastbound traffic on University Avenue will be diverted to Pecan Street
or to West Tornado for parking at the University Center. Westbound traffic
will enter the University Center parking lots via North General Pershing
Street Extension or onto the campus at SGA Drive.
Following commencement, all eastbound
University Ave. traffic will be diverted to Pecan Street. Motorists leaving
East Tornado Drive will be directed into the second lane, while those leaving
West Tornado will use the first lane. Traffic leaving lots via the General
Pershing Extension will be directed south onto North General Pershing Street.
Drivers not attending commencement
are advised to use U.S. 190 (Thomas Street and Morris Street) or Natalbany
Road (Hwy. 1064) to avoid University Avenue traffic.
University of Louisiana System
President Sally Clausen will deliver the keynote address at the 10 a.m.
program, where Southeastern will confer associate, bachelor's and master's
degrees on more than 1,100 students.