President Trump heading to Charlotte for campaign rally Friday

President Trump heading to Charlotte for campaign rally Friday
(Source: WBTV)

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV Web Staff) - President Donald Trump is coming to Charlotte Friday to campaign for Mark Harris.

Trump visited for whirlwind trip in August to raise money for Republicans Mark Harris of the 9th District and Rep. Ted Budd of the 13th.

Dozens camp out in advance of Friday night Trump rally

Trump is expected to rally at 7 p.m. at Bojangles Coliseum, located at 2700 E. Independence Boulevard. Doors will open at 4 p.m.

Those interested can register for tickets here.

Trump's visit could impact rush hour traffic, with delays along major roadways likely Friday evening.

During Trump’s last visit, police blocked off Billy Graham Parkway and I-77 for the president’s motorcade.

On Thursday, the City of Charlotte tweeted that beginning Friday, CMPD will open its Command Center and Charlotte Department Of Transportation will monitor traffic and signal timing.

Some roads will be closed completely for short periods of time during the afternoon commute and again in the evening.

Anyone traveling in the area during those times, including CATS riders, is asked to plan accordingly.

Motorists traveling between the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport and Bojangles’ Coliseum on Friday should prepare for traffic and delays related to President Trump’s visit to Charlotte.

CMS Transportation will operate on a normal schedule for Friday. CMS parents are advised to monitor Here Comes the Bus for bus location information and CMS social media for any updates.

CMS is open for all students and staff on a normal schedule for Friday, October 26.

Both Budd and Harris are in districts that Democrats have targeted. Their respective opponents, Kathy Manning of Greensboro and Dan McCready of Charlotte, have both outraised the Republican candidates.

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