Allow ample time for travel.
Please be advised that traffic in the area will be very heavy during Commencement weekend. Two nearby colleges are also hosting their graduations this weekend. Construction along I-91 in Springfield, Massachusetts, may also cause delays for those traveling north from Bradley International Airport and points south.
The Hadley Police Department has issued a traffic advisory for those traveling via Bay Road and Route 47 to Mount Holyoke College for Commencement ceremonies on Sunday morning, May 21. Long delays are expected along the popular route between Northampton and Hadley and South Hadley. In addition to single-lane, alternating traffic patterns during construction on the Fort River bridge, a flea market will be operating during peak travel time for Commencement. Police estimate delays could amount to up to 50 minutes of extra travel time and encourage travelers to seek alternate routes.