The congressional blueprint to fundamentally shift the direction of the nation is being drafted in Philadelphia this week. Republicans, who control the White House, the U.S. House and Senate, are sketching out an ambitious agenda for their first 200 days at a GOP retreat being held at the Loews hotel in Center City.
On Thursday, President Donald Trump is expected to give some hints about his policy priorities for the coming year.
For those who live and work in Center City, the high-security event, which is also expected to attract several thousand protesters, could create delays in and around City Hall.
Here’s are quick guide to Trump in Philly
What: Annual congressional Republicans joint retreat with President Trump attending on Thursday.
Where: Loews Philadelphia Hotel, 1200 Market St.
When: Jan 25-27, 2017
Who: Members of the US House and Senate
President Donald Trump
Vice President Mike Pence
British Prime Minister Theresa May
Retired NFL quarterback Peyton Manning
WalkingThe Secret Service is establishing security perimeter starting Thursday morning at 6 a.m. on the following streets:
1100 and 1200 block of Market – both north and south sides12th Street from Chestnut to Filbert Streets – both east and west sides 13th Street from Chestnut to Market Streets – both east and west sides
The following roads will be closed beginning at 8 a.m. Thursday and will remain closed until at least 6 p.m. Thursday night:
13th Street from Chestnut Street to Market StreetMarket Street from 11th Street to Juniper Street12th Street from Chestnut to Arch Street.
The following parking restrictions will go into effect at 6 a.m. Thursday:
13th Street from Chestnut to Market StreetsMarket Street from 11th Street to Juniper Street12th Street from Chestnut to Arch Street
SEPTA13th Street Station, for the Market-Frankford Line and City Trolley routes, will be closed.
Market-Frankford Line trains will bypass 13th Street; customers can exit and enter at 11th Street and 15th Street.
City Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 and 36 will begin and end service at 15th Street Station.
Bus routes that normally travel through the area bordered east/west by 11th and 13th Streets, and north/south by Filbert and Chestnut Streets, will be on detour due to road closures.
Customers using Jefferson Station will need to enter and exit at 11th Street or Filbert Street. The main headhouse on Market Street will be closed.
The City of Philadelphia says it expects 3,000 protesters to converge around city hall and the hotel.
11 a.m. – Power Philadelphia and OnePa protest Republicans plans to repeal Obamacare at Thomas Paine Plaza at 1401 JFK Blvd. This is the big open space across the street from City Hall’s north side.
4 p.m. – Activists plan to meet and ”Surround the Loews Hotel”. The starting point will be announced at 12 p.m. on the organizer’s Facebook page, which includes this description: Our intention is to make good on our promise to surround Loews hotel, to let the politicians know that we are UNGOVERNABLE!