RNC Restricts Parking and Travel

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) _ The security plan for the Republican National Convention will restrict parking on many downtown Tampa streets and close roads in two counties.

The Secret Service released the security plan Monday.

In Tampa, the RNC’s security and transportation plan will close much of the southern end of downtown to traffic.

In St. Petersburg, authorities will close I-175, which carries an average of 36,000 vehicles a day, on Aug. 26 for the RNC’s official welcome party at Tropicana Field.

In addition to the parking restrictions and road closures in Tampa and St. Petersburg, law enforcement officials warned motorists there will be “intermittent traffic delays and temporary closures” on interstates and other roads throughout the Tampa Bay area from Aug. 25 to Aug. 30 so motorcades can travel to and from convention sites.