GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — High levels of traffic are expected starting Wednesday in Pitt County as high school students prepare to graduate. Ceremonies are schedule to take place at Minges Coliseum at East Carolina University and three major roadways are will likely be backed up.
Graduation is schedule at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. Drivers are warned to avoid the area if possible. Police say to expect heavy traffic on Charles Blvd. and 14th Street as people try to get into the Minges parking lot. Anticipated traffic will also cause delays on 10th Street and Greenville Blvd. from 2:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. each day.
“We’ll be running into some traffic problems as people are getting off of work and people are going to work,” says ECU Police Lt. Chris Sutton. “There will be some traffic issues, some traffic congestion and motorists should be aware of that and should be patient as they’re coming up on traffic.”
Those attending graduation ceremonies are also reminded of potential delays including the fact that each person will have to go through a metal detector. Guests are asked to give themselves plenty of time.
For the Pitt County Schools graduation schedule, click here.