FARMINGTON — High Street between Middle Street and Maple Avenue and all of South Street will be closed from 9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday for the University of Maine at Farmington graduation.

Southbound traffic will not be permitted on High Street, but Farmington residents residing on side streets between Maple Avenue and Lake Avenue will be permitted through the barricaded area from the Maple Avenue side, according to a news release from the UMF Department of Public Safety.

Increased vehicle and pedestrian traffic are expected all day Saturday and drivers are advised to use caution traveling through downtown.

Commencement is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. in the large parking lot behind UMF’s Einar A. Olsen Student Center, located at the corner of High and South streets.

In case of bad weather, the ceremony will be held in the UMF Fitness and Recreation Center on Quebec Street.

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