Traffic congestion should be anticipated near the University on May 15

News producers, directors and editors:

Washington University in St. Louis would like to alert your audiences that traffic around the university will be very heavy the morning of Friday, May 15, due to the university’s annual Commencement ceremony.

More than 14,000 people will attend the ceremony, which begins at 8:30 a.m. Traffic backups should be anticipated on streets near the university, especially Forsyth, Big Bend, Forest Park Parkway and Skinker.

Drivers who normally take those routes to work may want to consider an alternative on Friday morning or take Metro.