PHOENIX (KSAZ) - President Donald Trump's rally in Downtown Phoenix on Tuesday is expected to draw thousands of people. In addition, several roads will be closed.
On Friday, four days before the rally, several businesses and schools in the Downtown area announced plans to close early, as a result of the event.
According to a statement made by Phoenix Elementary School District #1, their school's before and after school program, also known as PEER, will close at each school, 60 minutes after the final bell. Each school, officials said, will complete their normal school day, and students will be sent home, via their normal mode of transportation.
School officials said they have been informed that security surrounding the event will be at high levels, similar to the days surrounding Super Bowls.
Kaleidoscope Juice, which closes at 6:00 p.m. during the week, will close at 4:00 p.m. instead on Tuesday.
"We're going to close a little early, just for safety concerns and for traffic and all that," said Brady Crist with Kaleidoscope Juice. "I think it's the protests mostly, we're not sure what's gonna happen and you never know."
Besides schools and businesses, some in the Downtown area said Friday they are thinking about taking an early day on Tuesday, out of precaution.
Not all places are closing early, however. The Kettle Black Kitchen and Pub has no plans to close.
"Honestly, I think most people are gonna stay away, because that's not what they're here for, part of the rally," said Alex Whaley. "If we see some business, that's awesome.
The rally is scheduled to take place at 7:00 p.m. on August 22.