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Road Closures And Other Travel Restrictions During Naval Academy Commissioning Week

Below is a list of closures and restrictions around Annapolis during Commissioning Week. The majority of restrictions will occur during the Blue Angels flight demonstrations on Tuesday, May 20 and Tuesday May 21. For information on viewing the Blue Angels show and where to park, click here.

Please note the following important vehicular and marine restrictions. All events listed are dependent upon weather.

Bridge and Water Restrictions:

The Naval Academy Police, Maryland State Police, U.S. Coast Guard and the Department of Natural Resources Police will enforce the following vehicular and marine safety zones, and boating traffic restrictions during practices and performances by the Blue Angels:

Naval Academy Bridge (Md. Rt. 450) Closures:

The Naval Academy Bridge (Md. Rt. 450) will be closed to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic at the times listed below. Vehicles entering and leaving Annapolis should use Rowe Boulevard or other alternate routes. Expect delays throughout the area due to the closures.

TUESDAY, May 20: closed 10:45- 4 p.m. or conclusion of flight rehearsal.

WEDNESDAY, May 21: closed 1:45 p.m.- 4 p.m. or conclusion of flight demonstration.

In the event of inclement weather Tuesday, May 20, the Naval Academy Bridge (Md. Rt. 450) will also close from 9:45 a.m. until 12:15 p.m., Wednesday, May 21.

Severn River: Marine Restrictions: At the times listed below, boat traffic and anchoring will be restricted from the following areas on the Severn River and its tributaries. The southern boundary will be established by Naval Academy Yard Patrol craft, which will mark a line drawn from the quick flashing light at the south end of the Naval Academy seawall to Greenbury Point. The northern boundary is marked by the U.S. Rt. 50 Severn River Bridge. Both boundaries will be patrolled by the Coast Guard, Department of Natural Resources Police, Coast Guard Auxiliary and Annapolis Police and Fire Rescue boats.

 

Anchoring Restrictions:

TUESDAY, May 20: No anchoring 10:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. or conclusion of flight rehearsal.

WEDNESDAY, May 21: No anchoring 1:30 p.m.- 4 p.m. or conclusion of flight demonstration.

In the event of foul weather, May 20, the anchoring restrictions, May 21 also will be in place from 9:30 a.m. until 12:15 p.m.

 

Boating Restrictions:

TUESDAY, May 20: No boating 10:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. or conclusion of flight rehearsal.

WEDNESDAY, May 21: No boating 1:30 p.m.- 4 p.m. or conclusion of flight demonstration.

In the event of foul weather on Tuesday, May 20, the Boating Restrictions, May 21, also will be in place from 9:30 a.m. until 12:15 p.m.

Mariners are urged to transit the area with caution while the Naval Academy Yard Patrol craft are anchored in position. The portion of the Severn River defined by the boundaries below will be closed to all boating traffic during the times listed below.

Severn River: Marine Restrictions:

During periods of restricted boating on the Severn, shoreline residents' boats moored to a permanent dock in the affected area may remain secured to their docks. However, by order of the commander, 5th Coast Guard District, a special local regulation has been issued which closes the river to all other boats -- either underway, anchored or on mooring buoys -- during practices and performances by the Blue Angels. (Please call Coast Guard Activities Baltimore at (410) 576-2693 for additional details.)

 

Temporary Flight Restrictions:

An FAA waiver has been granted for the following times. This information is for all local pilots:

“Due to high performance aerial demonstrations by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, the area surrounding the U.S. Naval Academy (38’ 59/12 N, 076’ 28/48 W) BAL 153/13.8 NM is closed from surface to 15,000 ft. MSL out to a five nautical mile radius as follows:”

TUESDAY, May 20, 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, May 21, 2 p.m.- 4 p.m.

In the event of foul weather Tuesday, May 20, the TFR will be in effect on Wednesday, May 21, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

A Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) will be issued on or about May 18 stating the information above. Questions regarding the NOTAM should be directed to the Naval Academy Operations Department at (410) 293-7136.

 


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