I can't speak for all the residents, but I love what JMU brings Harrisonburg. JMU has been a major catalyst to our thriving downtown food and beer culture. With over 21,000 students, JMU has the power to enrich all Harrisonburg resident's lives from cheering on their favorite sport's team to discovering new music at MacRock. No matter how big of a JMU fan you are, the traffic of JMU grad must send at least a small shiver down your spine.
You've probably seen signs around town warning you to avoid certain areas today and tomorrow (May 5th and 6th). So, if at all possible, the city provides the following encouragement:
"Those who are not participating in graduation ceremonies are encouraged to avoid the areas that traditionally experience increased traffic volume and congestion. These areas include, but are not limited to: Port Republic Road, University Boulevard, Reservoir Street, South Main Street, Interstate 81 Exit 245 and 247 ramps, and East Market Street around Burgess Road."
What if you live in the hot zone?
"A reminder to residents living in restricted parking zone areas in and around JMU, graduation weekend is an exception to permit zone enforcement, so traffic in these neighborhoods will also likely be heavy. HPD reminds motorists to be cautious while driving in Harrisonburg this week and allow plenty of extra time to reach your destination."
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