The upcoming political rally hosted by the presidential campaign of former President Donald J. Trump at Waco Regional Airport on Saturday, March 25, 2023, will cause road closures and traffic detours. The City of Waco, in collaboration with event organizers, has put measures in place to ensure the safety of participants and the public.
Approximately 15,000 attendees are expected at the rally, causing an impact on traffic in the China Spring area throughout the day. Law enforcement officers will be on hand to control intersections and ensure traffic flows safely and efficiently. For updated information on road closures and detours, please visit wacotexas.com/eventtraffic.
The parking areas for the event will open at 8 a.m., with entry gates opening at noon. The event is expected to take place from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Law enforcement officers will control the intersection of Flat Rock Road and Skeet Eason Road for event exit only or access to Airport Park. Yankie Road should be used for local traffic to access Flat Rock Road west of Skeet Eason.
Steinbeck Bend and China Spring Highway/N. 19th Street will be controlled by officers throughout the day, and the signal will be in flash as needed. Regular vehicular traffic can avoid this intersection by utilizing Washington Lane and Rock Creek Road. Note that due to construction, Airport Road is limited to northbound traffic only.
For those utilizing Waco Regional Airport on Saturday, there will be a dedicated route to access the terminal area. Airport visitors should travel on Steinbeck Bend and proceed on Karl May Drive to the airport entry. Early arrival is recommended.
Registration is available online at donaldjtrump.com/events for those planning to attend the event. Event organizers will email detailed instructions for parking, the event schedule, and event requirements in advance of the event for those registered. Attendees will access the parking areas via Steinbeck Road and Skeet Eason Road.