President visits CT

Update 3:24

President Obama is at Central High School and expected to speak very shortly.

Update 2:59

President Obama is not using Interstate 95 after all. Obama is traveling via helicopter to Sikorsky Memorial Airport in Stratford. The president landed there at 2:33 p.m. and is traveling to Central High School in Bridgeport via motorcade.


Update 2:27

President Obama has landed at Tweed and was greeted by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and New Haven Mayor Toni Harp.


If you are planning on traveling on Interstate 95 this afternoon should be advised that a presidential motorcade will likely get in your way.

President Barrack Obama is scheduled to headline a rally at 3:30 p.m. in Bridgeport and is landing at Tweed New Haven Airport in East Haven at about 2:30 p.m. That means a motorcade ride from there to Bridgeport sometime after 2:30 p.m.

The way motorcades work is streets are blocked at the presidential vehicles travel along them. For I95, police will stop Northbound and Southbound traffic just before the motorcade enters the highway.

While Obama is Southbound, traffic will follow behind him – well out of sight – after an appropriate delay. Northbound traffic will be stopped until he enters Bridgeport.

The same procedure will be repeated when he travels back to the airport. His departure from Tweed is estimated at 4:55 p.m.
So plan your trip accordingly.


Bill Cummings