Expect Major Traffic Issues Due To President Trump’s Visit To Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, NC — Less than two weeks before the 2018 midterm elections, President Donald Trump is coming to Charlotte and his visit could impact rush hour traffic throughout the Queen City.

President Trump will be at Bojangles’ Coliseum on Friday, October 26, 2018. Doors will open at 4pm with the event scheduled to begin at 7pm.

However, road closures are starting as early as 5am for some areas. The City of Charlotte released the following information Thursday afternoon:

“Motorists traveling on routes between Charlotte Douglas International Airport and Bojangles’ Coliseum on Friday should prepare for traffic and delays related to President Donald Trump’s visit to Charlotte.

Some roads will be closed completely for short periods of time during the afternoon commute and again in the evening. Anyone traveling in the area during those times – including Charlotte Area Transit System riders – is asked to plan accordingly.

Additional details about President Trump’s visit will not be shared publicly for security purposes.” 

The president will be holding a rally to help boost North Carolina GOP candidates, including Republican Mark Harris who is seeking the 9th District Congressional seat currently held by Rep. Robert Pittenger.

President Trump is expected to land at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport and his motorcade will drive him to east Charlotte for his rally at Bojangles’ Coliseum.  Road closures are expected but exact locations will not be released for security reasons.

The event will be open to the public, and each person wishing to attend can request up to two free tickets. Tickets will be distributed on a first come first serve basis.

For more information or to request tickets, click here.

Pittenger’s hopes for re-election came to an end after being upset by Harris during the Republican primaries earlier this year.

Harris will face Democrat challenger Dan McCready on November 6th.