Presidential visit traffic notice

You can still get to Twisted, no problem, but keep the following traffic info in mind today!

President Obama will be at the Oregon Convention Center Tuesday for a fundraising event.

As a result, there will be disruptions to freeway access and transit access in the Lloyd District near the Oregon Convention Center during much of the day.

MLK may be closed during much of the day and the Rose Quarter exit in I-5N will be closed all day, with the right lane if I-84W closed from Lloyd Blvd.

Details from The Oregonian:
By Joseph Rose, The Oregonian

President Barack Obama’s Portland trip is expected to “severely impact” traffic around the Rose Quarter and Lloyd District traffic through the Tuesday evening commute, according to police.

ODOT said it will close the Rose Quarter exit on the ramp from westbound Interstate 84 to northbound Interstate 5 at 9:30 a.m. Installation of signs and related lane closures will begin by 8:15 a.m. “The exit will remain closed all day, until President Obama leaves the area,” ODOT said in a news release. To close the exit, the right lane of westbound I-84 will be closed west of Northeast Lloyd Boulevard. The closure involves the Rose Quarter exit only. The transition ramp from I-84 to I-5 north will remain open.

ODOT’s advice to motorists: “Motorists should expect delays and plan alternate routes. Motorists trying to reach the Rose Quarter from I-84 westbound should use the Lloyd Center exit (exit 1, 12th Avenue).”