Lynn B. Friedman - Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty: Atlanta Buckhead Midtown - Trump Visit 11/8 To Disrupt Friday Traffic

Atlanta Buckhead Midtown - Trump Visit 11/8 To Disrupt Friday Traffic

Atlanta Buckhead Midtown
Trump Visit 11/8 to
Disrupt Friday Traffic

Normal traffic headed into and out of Downtown Connector. Kennesaw Mountain Marietta visible.


Expect Trump Visit 11/8 to Disrupt Friday Traffic


According to WXIA ----

here's everything you need to know about how Trump's visit might affect Atlanta:

  • The President will arrive at Dobbins Air Reserve Base: 
    He is expected to arrive in Georgia aboard Air Force One sometime late in the morning.


  • It will affect Buckhead traffic: 
    The fundraiser is being held at a location in Buckhead that is not being announced to the public. Standard Secret Service security operations will affect roads in the area.
  • Traveling to the fundraiser will affect traffic: 
    As the president's motorcade leaves Marietta and travels to Buckhead, road closures along the undisclosed route can be expected. Plan for things to be slow anywhere in the area.
  • The fundraiser is closed to the public: For those who received an invitation, a couple could have their photo taken with him for only $25,000. It is the first of the two events, and according to Politico, will help raise money for the Trump campaign, the Republican National Committee, and Sen. David Perdue's re-election campaign. 
  • This is the invitation to the event which was CLOSED to the public.

Later in the day: 

  • The "Black Voices for Trump" Coalition launch is a public event: 
    It starts at 2 p.m. at the Georgia World Congress Center.  
  • Tickets are still available: 
    Those who wish to attend can register at the Trump campaign site here.
  • It will affect Downtown traffic:
    Although no specific road closures have been officially announced, the likely impact
    will be on the major streets around the World Congress Center:

- Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard to the north
- Northside Drive to the west
- Centennial Olympic Park Drive to the south
- Marietta Street to the east

In addition, expect disruption or closure on all the streets leading directly to the the Georgia World Congress Center:

- Andrew Young International Boulevard 
- Simpson Street
- Elliott Street

  • It's not clear if public transportation will be affected: 
    Currently, MARTA is not listing any bus reroutes or station interruptions. 
  • He will depart Georgia after the "Black Voices" event: 
    The President will leave late in the afternoon on Friday, traveling back to Marietta -
    likely through the Downtown Connector - at a time that will interrupt all commutes home.
  • West Wesley Road as an example: 
    Generally a four to five minute ride turned into 45 minutes sitting without moving in colossal traffic paralysis.

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Comment balloon 2 commentsLynn B. Friedman • November 07 2019 08:32PM


Lynn, President Trump has not been to CT, but I remember when Obama visited here his last year in office, and the traffic was blocked on freeways he traveled from the airport for miles, and it was at least 30 minutes before they opened them up after he had past.  Not a good time to be on those roads, especially if you really need to get some where.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) 11 months ago

Trump would NEVER come to Boston....LMAO.... 

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired ) 10 months ago