Obama's arrival causes minor delays on Triangle roadways
Posted January 14, 2014
Updated January 15, 2014
Raleigh, N.C. — The arrival of President Barack Obama in the Triangle Wednesday morning quickly began impacting traffic on local roads and highways.
Rolling barricades began popping up at about 11:20 a.m., shortly after Air Force One touched down at Raleigh-Durham International Airport.
The exact details of Obama's travel while he is in North Carolina haven't been released, but motorists can expect delays in both Durham and Raleigh as he visits Vacon and North Carolina State University.
After leaving RDU, Obama's motorcade traveled down Interstate 40 to N.C. Highway 147 as he headed toward Vacon's T.W. Alexander Drive location. No major delays were reported.
Obama's speech at N.C. State took place at the school’s J.W. Isenhour Tennis Complex.
There were 500 tickets given away to students on Monday. When Obama last visited N.C. State in 2011, he spoke before more than 9,000 people inside Reynolds Coliseum.
Rolling barricades returned as the president made his way back to RDU after the speech. Again, no major delays were reported.