Presidential visit means traffic woes in NCSU, RDU areas

From staff reportsJanuary 15, 2014 

— Traffic in Raleigh and around RDU International Airport may be difficult at best in the midday hours as President Barack Obama comes to North Carolina State University to speak.

The White House did not disclose the time of Obama’s talk to an invitation-only audience at the university’s J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center on Varsity Drive, but traffic is likely to be affected on many streets in the area because of presidential security concerns.

Interstates 40 and 540 are usually affected when Air Force One lands at RDU and the president’s motorcade heads for an area engagement.

The State Highway Patrol is expected to close portions of the roads and streets that cross the interstates at times when the president passes.

Obama is expected to leave the Triangle some time in the afternoon.

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