Lexington Travelers Should Prepare For Traffic, Consider Alternative Routes During Trump Rally

Nov 4, 2019

Crowds gathered across from Rupp Arena by early afternoon on Monday.
Credit Stu Johnson

Lexington officials are urging travelers to prrepare for crowded roads and some road closures as President Donald Trump comes to Rupp Arena.

Although security protocols prohibit disclosure of specific traffic impacts, there will be some temporary closures near Blue Grass Airport and downtown throughout the day.

Parking downtown will be limited. People planning to attend the rally should visit the Rupp Arena website and LexPark for additional information.


Doors open at 4 p.m. and the rally begins at 7 p.m. According to Kentucky.com, the crowd will be screened by metal detectors and no weapons, no back packs, no laser pointers or sticks of any kind. Selfie sticks or sticks for signs are also not allowed inside.


Some businesses and organizations have adjusted operating hours for Monday. Lextran has announced detours for several routes Monday afternoon and evening. Fayette County schools have canceled after school activities because of traffic concerns.


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