Everything you need to know before President Trump's rally

President Donald Trump to held rally Tuesday at the El Paso County Coliseum.

Everything you need to know before President Donald Trump’s rally in El Paso

Today is the day President Donald J. Trump holds his first campaign rally in the Borderland. This means major traffic tie-ups for drivers in El Paso.

You can expect bumper-to-bumper traffic is South Central El Paso, as crews prepare for the visit.

Specific closure information has not been released at this time, due to security reasons.

However, there are some street you’ll want to avoid if you’re not going to the rally.

Paisano and Delta are both major roadways near the El Paso County Coliseum.

And while Border Highway is usually a good route to take to avoid I-10 congestion, you’ll likely want to avoid it if you can.

Another major point of concern will be the Bridge of the Americas,

It will be closed from 8 p.m. to midnight due to the president's visit, according to El Diario. Customs and Border Protection officials are urging people to avoid the area and ask that drivers use a different port of entry.

There are also 13 schools across El Paso that will close early today due to the president's visit.

Aoy Elementary School

Beall Elementary School

Burleson Elementary School

Clardy Elementary School

Cooley Elementary School

Douglass Elementary School

Hart Elementary School

Zavala Elementary School

Guillen Middle School

Henderson Middle School

Bowie High School

Jefferson High School

Silva Magnet High School

These schools are all near the coliseum and will be released at noon today.

All after-school activities, including sports and clubs, are canceled, as well.

If you plan on attending the rally, there is a list of items that are prohibited inside the coliseum.



Animals (other than service/guide animals)

Backpacks and bags exceeding size restrictions




Drones and other unmanned aircraft systems



Glass, thermal or metal containers

Laser pointers

Mace or pepper spray


Selfie sticks

Signs exceeding size restrictions (20 inches x 3 inches x 1/4 inch)


Support for signs and placards

Toy guns

Weapons of any kind

The rally is set to begin at 7 p.m. at the El Paso County Coliseum. Doors will open to the public at 4 p.m.

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