Secret Service, NYPD Discussing Possible Fifth Avenue Shutdown When Trump's in NYC: Sources

Getting around near Trump Tower could get a lot more difficult whenever President-elect Donald Trump is in town come January.

Sources tell NBC 4 New York that the Secret Service and NYPD are considering closing a lane on Fifth Avenue or shutting down parts of the avenue near the building during the president-elect's visits once he's inaugurated. 

The two law enforcement agencies are expected to meet later this week to hammer out the details. Other concerns include what to do with the other three streets -- Madison Avenue, East 56th and East 57th streets -- that form a ring around the skyscraper where Trump lives and works. 

Traffic changes could come often, too. Trump has said that he and his wife Melania will move into the White House after inauguration day, but The New York Times reports that the president-elect has considered spending weekends back at Trump Tower, the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, or the Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida. 

Currently, there are no standing road closures outside the president-elect's midtown home and office. But authorities have placed barriers and metal gates around the building since the election, and road closures outside the building have been a near-nightly occurrence as protesters picket on Fifth Avenue.

Mayor de Blasio last week downplayed the current traffic situation outside the building, noting that "the holidays are coming anyway. Midtown is going to be all messed up anyway."

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