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Donald Trump rally expected to snarl Doral traffic on Monday

Presidential hopeful Donald Trump is expected to visit his golf resort at 6 p.m. for a political rally the day before the Florida primaries. The rally will held at the Trump National Doral’s ballroom —4400 NW 87th Ave.
Presidential hopeful Donald Trump is expected to visit his golf resort at 6 p.m. for a political rally the day before the Florida primaries. The rally will held at the Trump National Doral’s ballroom —4400 NW 87th Ave. AP

Donald Trump is coming to Doral for a political rally on Monday, and city officials are bracing for traffic delays and beefing up security.

The rally will take place one day before the Florida primaries, and three days after Trump canceled a rally in Chicago amid confrontations between protesters and supporters.

It will held at 6 p.m. at the Trump National Doral’s ballroom — 4400 NW 87th Ave, but traffic is expected to start to build up before the afternoon rush hour.

On Sunday evening, Trump will hold a 6 p.m. rally at the 6,000-capacity Sunset Cove Amphitheater in a Palm Beach County park in Boca Raton, where he will be introduced by former Broward GOP chair Richard DeNapoli, volunteer Fort Lauderdale area director for the campaign.

Law enforcement officials from the Secret Service and Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office met Friday with the Trump campaign to discuss security.

“In their words, they’ve got it completely covered in the event that anything happens,” county parks and recreation director Eric Call said.

For Monday’s event in Doral, the Secret Service is organizing security and has requested assistance from local law enforcement, including the City of Doral.

The first 500 parking spots at the site are first-come, first-served. After that, parking will be directed to an outside lot on 53rd Terrace and 84th Avenue, adjacent to Doral City Hall.

“We are preparing for traffic delays and we will have police at traffic control sites to help manage the flow of traffic,” said Doral spokesman Evan Owen. “Shuttle buses are being provided by the resort, to and from the parking lot. We are doing this with minimal overtime for additional police officers.”

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Since Thursday, city officials have made sure to let residents know that traffic will be monstrous, including the use of digital signs to warn commuters.

Monique O. Madan: 305-376-2108, @MoniqueOMadan

Miami Herald reporter Amy Sherman contributed to this report.

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