Trump’s visit could cause major traffic delays in Sarasota Saturday

Sarasota County

FILE – In this Jan. 4, 2021, file photo President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally for Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., and David Perdue at Dalton Regional Airport in Dalton, Ga. Trump will be making his first post-presidential appearance at a conservative gathering in Florida next weekend. Ian Walters, spokesman for the American Conservative Union, confirmed that Trump will be speaking at the group’s annual Conservative Political Action Conference on Feb. 28. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Drivers in Sarasota could see major traffic delays on Saturday while President Donald Trump is in town for a rally.

The former president is scheduled to speak at the Sarasota Fairgrounds, 3000 Ringling Boulevard at 8 p.m. Saturday, with fireworks at 9 p.m. Those not planning to attend are being asked to avoid the area.

Police said drivers in the city should anticipate traffic delays Saturday, morning, afternoon and evening. Ringling Boulevard from South Tuttle Avenue to South Pompano Avenue will be closed from 6 a.m. until the event is over.

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