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President Trump set to arrive in Palm Beach County around 5:40 p.m.; restrictions will be in effect

Posted: 5:03 PM, Nov 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-20 16:36:55Z
President Trump to visit Palm Beach Tuesday

President Trump is expected to arrive Tuesday evening in Palm Beach County just in time for rush hour as he prepares to spend the Thanksgiving holiday at Mar-a-Lago.

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Road closures began near Mar-a-Lago on Palm Beach at 5 a.m.

All forms of travel will be prohibited on S. Ocean Boulevard between S. County Road and Southern Boulevard until Monday, Nov. 26. The travel restrictions will also extend eastward to the ocean. 

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, flight restrictions will be in place from 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday until 9 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26.

The president and first lady are scheduled to leave Washington, D.C. at 3:20 p.m. and expected to land around 5:40 p.m.

Drivers can expect to see rolling roadblocks along Southern Boulevard as the motorcade makes its way to Palm Beach. 

Parts of Interstate 95 in this area will also shut down during that time.

Air and water restrictions will be in place during the president’s visit.

Road Closures 

The town of Palm Beach says all forms of travel, including pedestrian travel, will be prohibited on South Ocean Boulevard from the intersection of South County Road to Southern Boulevard. The travel restrictions will also extend eastward to the ocean.

Only residents living between South County and Woodbridge road will be granted access to this restricted zone with proper identification. These restrictions will be in effect until midnight on Nov. 26.

If you are traveling south on South County Road or South Ocean Boulevard, drivers will be redirected north of this intersection. There will be traffic cones and barricades directing you back north. 

If you are traveling east on Southern Boulevard, you will only be allowed to exit south onto South Ocean Boulevard at the Southern Causeway.

If you are traveling north on South Ocean Boulevard, drivers will have to exit onto westbound Southern Blvd at the Southern Causeway. 

To avoid delays, if you are north of midtown, please use the Royal Park (Middle) Bridge and Flagler Memorial (North) Bridge. If you are south of midtown, use the Lake Worth Bridge to avoid the congestion around Mar-a-Lago.

Please contact the Palm Beach Police Department if you have any questions at 561-838-5454.

Last year, the president and first lady spent time with Coast Guard members on Thanksgiving , saluting them for their bravery and service.

Stay with WPTV on Tuesday for live coverage on air and online of the president's arrival.