Five things to know about President Obama's Atlanta visit

Credit: Rodney Thrash

Credit: Rodney Thrash

President Barack Obama visits Georgia Tech Tuesday afternoon, and the visit is bound to cause traffic headaches between Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and the Tech campus.

Here are five things to keep in mind if you’re planning on attending the president’s speech – or trying to avoid the rolling roadblocks as the motorcade works its way from the airport to the Midtown area and back:

  1. Tickets are required for admission to Tech's McCamish Pavilion, where the president will be speaking on Tuesday afternoon. Doors open at 10:30 a.m., and the president's appearance is slated for early afternoon.
  2. Ticketed guests should prepare to get wet as they wait in line to pass through security checks and enter the arena. There's a 30 percent chance of rain, and no umbrellas are allowed inside the building.
  3. Air Force One is scheduled to land at Hartsfield-Jackson at around 12:15 p.m., so expect traffic delays on I-75/85 northbound during the lunch hour as the presidential motorcade travels to Tech. For up-to-the-minute traffic reports, visit the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center or follow @ajcwsbtraffic on Twitter.
  4. After speaking at Tech, the president will be attending a Democratic National Committee fundraiser at 4:30 p.m. at downtown's Hyatt Regency hotel.
  5. The president is scheduled to leave Atlanta shortly after 6 p.m. so rolling roadblocks could jam the evening commute.

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