Roads reopen after visit from President Donald Trump
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Bystanders hoping to catch a glimpse of President Trump lined up on Jackson Street in Milwaukee as the President's motorcade rolled by just before noon on its way to Mount Pleasant.
"It's pretty incredible. You see all these black vehicles with flashing lights and they're zipping by," one bystander told CBS 58.
Several roads were shut down surrounding the Pfister Hotel and both pedestrian and car traffic was held for about 20 minutes leading up to and during the President's journey to the freeway.
"Today I took a bus. We were diverted, but I got here in plenty of time," said Lenore Lee who lives in Milwaukee.
Shortly after the motorcade passed through, the road closed signs were taken down.
"The traffic was not as bad as I thought it would be. I took my bike into the office today," Bay View resident Kurt Schwenke.
President Trump was in town Thursday for Foxconn's groundbreaking.
"I think Foxconn is a really great thing for the state. I think it's going to bring a lot of jobs," Schwenke said.
Despite varying political views, many bystanders CBS 58 spoke with said they were excited to have the president in Milwaukee.
"Politics aside, I think it's pretty amazing to see a president in our own city," said Adam Schultz of Milwaukee.
"I think it's a pretty cool thing that the president does spend time here in Milwaukee and Wisconsin," said Schwenke.
Shortly after President Trump passed through, traffic resumed back to normal.