President Barack Obama will be in Miami-Dade County on Thursday, so traffic will be more terrible than usual.
The best way to avoid getting stuck is to plan ahead. Here’s what we know (given the usual secrecy involving what-and-when details):
The president will speak about healthcare at Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Campus, 300 NE Second Ave. around 2 p.m., college spokesman Juan Mendieta said.
Miami Dade expects a full house of students, but Mendieta said those students not attending the event will be able to get to and from classes.
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After visiting Miami Dade, Obama will campaign for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at Florida Memorial University, 15800 NW 42nd Ave. in Miami Gardens. The president is scheduled to speak at the rally about 4 p.m.
At 5:30 p.m., Obama will attend a fundraiser for the Democratic Governors Association at the home of Alex Heckler.
Miami Beach police spokesman Ernesto Rodriguez advised drivers to expect significant traffic delays between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. along the Julia Tuttle Causeway and areas north of 41st Street. Rodriguez suggests gridlock-weary commuters use the Venetian Causeway and MacArthur Causeway instead.
Obama is expected to depart Miami International Airport and fly back to Washington about 6:45 p.m.