President Barack Obama is returning to Atlanta on Monday, and it’s likely to make a lot of downtown commuters sit still for quite a while.
He’s traveling to Atlanta to give a speech at a conference of disabled veterans, headline a Hillary Clinton fundraiser and meet with members of the Democratic National Committee, according to AJC.com. But most of you only care about when these appearances will lead to shutdowns of major highways in Atlanta, and for that, AJC.com didn’t have an answer.
Patch Atlanta, however, did shed a little light into when we can expect those travel headaches to occur. Because the president will arrive at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport at 12:55 p.m., you can expect the motorcade to begin rolling a few minutes after 1, and the Downtown Connector to be affected a short time later.
It’s believed that Obama’s Atlanta trip will end at about 4 p.m., the report added, so if you’re looking to leave work a little early, don’t. Traffic will likely be at a standstill for a while, and it just might stay awful until the beginning of rush hour.
Luckily, Fulton County and Atlanta City schools don’t start classes on Monday, so there won’t be buses added to the gridlock. But if you’re a Cobb or Cherokee County parent looking to get home early enough to see your kids off the bus at the end of his or her first day of school, there might be a motorcade that prevents you from doing that.
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