Downtown road closures for Obama's rally

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August 31, 2009 // UPDATED 4:25 pm - September 11, 2009
By: Amanda Kushner
Amanda Kushner
President Barack Obama will be at Target Center on Saturday to discuss the health care debate.

The roads along Obama’s route will be closed short term as he enters and exits Minneapolis, but the route won’t be announced ahead of time, said city spokesman Matt Laible. Additional longer-term closures are expected near the Target Center, he said.

Traffic-control agents and police will direct traffic Downtown, according to a news release. The city also encourages anyone wanting to attend to take transit, bike or walk.

Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. and the rally will begin at 12:30 p.m. No tickets are necessary, and space is available on first come first serve basis. Those attending will go through airport-style security, and cameras are allowed.