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Centenary University’s Commencement Saturday: Expect traffic delays

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – Watch for traffic delays this Saturday, May 11 as Centenary University holds its 144th commencement on the Anderson Field.

Stephen M. Somers, owner and president of Vigon International, is this year’s keynote speaker and will address Centenary’s graduates.

Hackettstown Police say traffic will be heavy on the roads around the University Saturday morning and when the ceremony is over, expect delays on Grand Ave and Route 46.

According to Hackettstown Police, the following streets will be No Parking Tow Away Zones:

  • North side of Fifth Ave from Grand Ave to Hatchery Hill School.
  • Both sides of Reese Ave from First Ave to Fifth Ave.

Any vehicles parked in the No Parking Zones, in handicapped spots without a handicapped placard/plates or on private property (without permission) will be subject to being ticketed and towed, police said.

Parking will be available in multiple locations, but the earlier you arrive, the easier it will be to park. The Commencement ceremony will take place under a large tent on Anderson Field, directly behind Anderson Hall.

Parking will be available at:

  • The David and Carol Lackland Center parking lot, accessed from Third Avenue
  • The Hatchery Hill school, accessed from Fifth Avenue
  • The side streets around the University (please heed all local signage and regulations)
  • Disability-related parking in the Faculty/Staff parking lot, accessed from West Plane St. (At this time all requests for disability seating are closed.)

There will be shuttle vans going from the Hatchery Hill school parking lot back and forth to Anderson Field, and the vans will also stop at the University’s front gates on Jefferson Street, to pick up and discharge passengers. The vans will run from 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., then stop during the ceremony, and run again from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

More information can be found on the University’s website.

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook

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