GR to close streets, parking lots for Trump visit

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The city has released the list of streets and parking lots that will be closed for President Donald Trump’s visit to Grand Rapids Thursday.

Streets near the Van Andel Arena will close starting at 2:30 p.m. Thursday and will remain closed until about 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

  • Fulton Street West from Ottawa to Ionia
  • Weston Street SW, west of Ionia
  • Oakes Street SW from Ottawa to Ionia
  • Ottawa Avenue SW from Fulton to Oakes 

Parking in two surface lots will also be closed for the presidential visit.

Area 2 on Oakes Street and Area 3 on Ionia will close at 12 a.m. Wednesday and will remain closed until midnight Thursday. Drivers who are cardholders for those lots will have access to the Louis Campau ramp on Monroe and the McConnell Ionia lot on McConnell Street near the Downtown Market.

Metered parking will also not be allowed in the following areas:

  • Ottawa Avenue NW between Oakes and Fulton
  • Oakes Street SW between Grandville and Market
  • Weston Street SW between Ottawa and Grandville
  • Weston Street SW west of Ionia
  • Lot at Fulton Street SW and Ionia

Those commuting downtown for the event should also keep in mind that Pearl Street is closed between Front and Monroe.

Trump is holding a rally at the arena at 7 p.m. Thursday. The event is expected to draw between 10,000 and 12,000 people.

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