Trump to visit Midland / Odessa area Wednesday


President Donald Trump will be visiting West Texas on Wednesday to attend a fundraiser and visit an oil rig.

The president is expected to arrive at the Midland International Air and Space Port around 11:30 a.m. Spectators will not be allowed to watch Air Force One arrive and department at MAF.

From there, he’ll head to Odessa for a fundraising committee luncheon that is closed to the public. Tickets to the luncheon sold for $2,800, a photo-op with President Trump went for $50,000, and a seat at a round table with the president cost $100,000.

After the luncheon, President Trump will head towards Midland, where he will tour an oil rig owned by Double Eagle Energy.

He is expected to depart on Air Force One around 4:25 p.m.

The City of Odessa has released traffic plans that will be in place on Wednesday for President Donald Trump’s visit.

According to a release, traffic will be shut down in the following areas between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m.


-On 1st Street between Lincoln and Texas

-On 2nd Street between Lincoln and Hancock

-On 6th Street from Grant and Hancock (No parking on 6th Street)

-No traffic on 5th Street between Grant and Hancock (No parking)

-No traffic on 4th Street between Grant and Hancock (No parking)

-No traffic on 3rd Street between Grant and Hancock (No parking)

-Hancock will be closed between East 3rd Street and 7th Street (No parking)

Parking will be allowed at parking lots;

-West of Texas Street

-South of 4th Street between Grant and Hancock

The city says that the only traffic that will be allowed in the area will be for citizens attending the event, and only in the designated parking lots.

The only foot traffic that will be allowed will be anyone attending the event or going to a business in a protected zone.

No large gatherings will be allowed between 4th and 7th Street between Grant and Hancock.

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