Traffic may be affected for presidential candidate visits

The City of South Bend’s Office of the Mayor has released temporary lane restrictions that may affect traffic during the preparation for visits from presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump.

Jefferson Boulevard from Niles Avenue to south St. Joseph Street is expected to be temporarily closed Sunday and Monday, May 1st and 2nd.

The office advises drivers to use the detours at south Main Street and south Lafayette Boulevard.

Parking in the Century Center lot will not be permitted for either event so they recommend drivers use parking garages nearby.

Those attending the rallies can use parking garages at Main and Colfax streets, Wayne and St. Joseph streets, and the Leighton HealthPlex.

“We are coordinating with the Secret Service, South Bend Fire, and other law enforcement agencies, on issues including logistics, traffic, and security to ensure a safe environment. Our focus is on safety for all those who are here to participate in the process and exercise their first-amendment rights peacefully,” said South Bend Police Chief Scott Ruszkowski.

Tune in to ABC 57 News Sunday and Monday for our continued coverage of the events.

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