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 11Alive.com 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.
Images: Lynn B Friedman
Data: Jonathan Raymond
Announcement: Atlanta Police Department
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