President Barack Obama’s visit to Charlotte Tuesday will not impact the morning commute into uptown.
However, some uptown streets will begin closing as early as 9:30 a.m. in preparation for his 3 p.m. visit to the Charlotte Convention Center.
Once his plane touches down in Charlotte at 2:25 p.m., expect heavy traffic on the interstate from the Woodlawn Road exit into uptown, as well as intermittent road closures between Charlotte Douglas International Airport and uptown. Street side parking in some areas of uptown may also be impacted.
Though the exact route hasn’t been disclosed for security reasons, previous presidential visits have caused congestion, even on Interstate 77.
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Brevard Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard between Caldwell and College streets are expected to close at 9:30 a.m. One lane of Stonewall Street is expected to close for TV satellite trucks.