Presidential visit will shut down Clifton CorridorPresident Barack Obama. Source: Elizabeth Cromwell, Wikimedia commons
President Barack Obama will be visiting the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta tomorrow to learn more about the CDC’s response to an Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
Neighborhood groups are warning residents that the presidential visit on Sept. 16 will cause traffic delays around the CDC.
The president is expected to fly in to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport early Tuesday afternoon.
According to a note sent to parents of Clifton School, security teams will shut down the CDC/Clifton Corridor at around 3 pm for 30 minutes to one hour and shut it down again at 5 pm.
“When the corridor is shut down no one will be allowed to enter or leave the area,” the note says.
The Druid Hills Civic Association also sent out an alert to its residents about the presidential visit.
“Traffic will be severely affected along the entire Clifton Corridor and in surrounding areas for several hours Tuesday afternoon, beginning around 2 pm,” the alert says. “Seek alternative routes and avoid the area if possible!”