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|TRAFFIC CHANGES PLANNED FOR SOUTHEASTERN COMMENCEMENT SATURDAY
HAMMOND -- Motorists and
visitors planning to attend Southeastern Louisiana University's spring
commencement ceremonies at the University Center on Saturday (May 14) should
anticipate heavy traffic and route changes affecting University Avenue.
Paul M. Marek, 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 Drive 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.
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.
U.S. Representative Bobby
Jindal 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 1,000