Trump visit to impact traffic in Lee County, including school buses

Writer: Derrick Shaw
Published: Updated:
Presidential motorcade approaches downtown Fort Myers – Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. (WINK News)

Traffic will likely be impacted by President Trump’s visit to downtown Fort Myers Friday.

The president made his way from RSW airport to the Caloosa Sound Convention Center — the former Harborside Events Center — downtown early Friday afternoon.

A Public Works employee told our crew that roads will be closed from the time the president lands at RSW until he gets to the convention center; then again from the time he leaves until he gets back to the airport.

As of around 1:20, we have noted Fort Myers police blocking intersections along Martin Luther King Boulevard.

Now that the presidential motorcade has arrived at the convention center, traffic has started to flow again. Roads will be closed again when the president heads back to RSW.

As of now, the president’s route has not been released, however, people in the area can expect some traffic delays and roadblocks as Trump makes his way to and from the event location.

The School District of Lee County has already notified parents, faculty and staff that traffic may be delayed and buses may run late. They’ve asked parents to plan accordingly.

We will continue to update this story as we learn more about the president’s route and any traffic impacts.

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