• GUIDE: Obama to speak uptown; road closures expected


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - President Barack Obama is expected to be in uptown Charlotte, speaking at the American Legion National Convention on Tuesday.

    Expected schedule for Obama on Tuesday

    • 11:30 a.m. – Obama to arrive in Charlotte
    • Noon – Obama to speak at American Legion Convention
    • 1 p.m. – Obama to be back on Air Force One

    The president's visit here will avoid both morning and afternoon rush hours, so that's good news for commuters.

    If you're planning on driving around here at lunchtime Tuesday, be prepared for some big traffic issues.

    For security reasons, the exact route Obama will take to and from the convention center is never made public, but Channel 9 was told to expect some road closures around the convention center for the time the president is here.     
    That could produce some big traffic tie ups getting around uptown.                       
    Police said they're planning to limit those road closures as much as they can and will try to keep the impact confined to the lunch hour.

    In addition to uptown, there could be some temporary shutdowns of roads between uptown and the airport.

    Follow traffic updates with Traffic Team 9 on Twitter.

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