Traffic advisory: High school graduation ceremonies June 8-10

June 07, 2010

Motorists should allow extra time for traveling around Duke’s campus June 8 to 10 due to several special events, including Durham Public Schools graduation ceremonies.

With many visitors coming to Duke, heavy traffic is expected and limited parking will be available on West Campus and in the Bryan Center parking garage. Duke faculty, staff and students with parking permits for West Campus lots and garages have access to their permitted parking areas but are encouraged to use Duke’s buses to get around West Campus to avoid delays due to limited parking space availability.

Beginning Tuesday, June 8, Durham Public Schools graduation rehearsals will be held from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Cameron Indoor Stadium. Ceremonies will be held at 8 a.m., noon and 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, and Thursday, June 10.

Parking for high school graduation events will be available in the Blue Zone parking lot on Duke University Road and the Whitford Lot on Whitford Drive.

Participants, guests and Blue Zone permit holders can enter the lot at the iron gate on Duke University Road. The Whitford Drive lot will be open for Duke permit holders, special guests and handicapped parking.