From Bay News 9:
TAMPA -- President Barack Obama's visit to Tampa will have an impact on downtown Tampa traffic Tuesday and Wednesday.
The president is flying into MacDill Air Force Base Tuesday night for a briefing the Wednesday at U.S. Central Command.
Officials are advising motorists and downtown workers to be aware that all roads south of Kennedy Boulevard will be affected.
In addition to the streets, downtown businesses and parking garages south of Kennedy will see an impact.
Officials say downtown workers should arrive to work early and be prepared to stay later. Officials also said the Bank of America and Tampa General Hospital garages will be open but will be subjects of security sweeps.
Bay News 9 Real Time traffic reporter Chuck Henson said the Twiggs and Poe garages are good alternatives, as it the Royal parking lot on Tampa Street.
Closures and detours will be posted on message boards throughout downtown.