How Ron Paul’s Rally Will Affect Temple Terrace

Expect heavy traffic around USF Sunday, one day before the Republican National Convention begins.

Republican presidential candidate , and Temple Terrace residents not attending the event are encouraged to avoid the area.

“Please plan your travels in anticipation of heavy traffic during this time, expect delays, and avoid the area unless your activities require otherwise,” a press release from Lt. Chris Daniel, public information officer for the Police Department, states.

Heavy traffic is expected on Fowler and Fletcher avenues, as well as Bull Run, Alumni Drive, Sycamore Drive, Collins Boulevard and Maple Drive on campus, according to the release. The congestion created by this event could influence traffic in surrounding communities as well.

Traffic is expected to be extremely heavy in the entire southeastern quadrant of the USF campus with as many as 14,000 people attending the event, the release states. It is anticipated that all parking in that area of campus will be filled by attendees beginning as early as 9 a.m. and extending through the end of the event sometime after 5 p.m.

“As always, we appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to keep the USF community safe,” the release states.

According to the Tampa Bay Ron Paul for President 2012 group on meetup.com, supporters will be lining the route in front of the Sun Dome with signs after the rally.

“We will show our support for Dr. Paul to all the delegates leaving the event (and for the Media also),” the event description reads.

Additionally, there is a 3-day Ron Paul Festival scheduled at the Florida State Fairgrounds Aug. 24-26.

Are you going to the rally on Sunday or attending the 3-day festival? If not, how will you plan ahead to avoid traffic jams? Tell us in the comments.

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Harry Sawyer August 24, 2012 at 10:15 AM
Ron Paul all the way baby!!!!!!!!!!


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