Biden’s Visit Expected to Snarl Traffic in San Fernando Valley, Westside and Beverly Hills

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Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Los Angeles on Tuesday night, and his three-day visit to the area prompted road closures that were expected to impact traffic in parts of Los Angeles, including the San Fernando Valley, and Beverly Hills, according to LAPD.

On Wednesday, the vice president was scheduled to travel to Bobrick Washroom Equipment in North Hollywood where he will deliver remarks highlighting the need of raising the minimum wage, according to a White House news release.

Biden's speech will be streamed live on the White House's website, the Los Angeles Times reported.

According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the following roads closures will be in effect during the following times due to Biden's visit:

Wednesday:

  • The area around Wilshire Boulevard between Beverly Drive and Santa Monica Boulevard from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • The area around Wilshire Boulevard between San Vicente and Santa Monica boulevards from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • The area around Laurel Canyon Boulevard between Moorpark and Vanowen streets from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
  • A hard closure will occur along on Tujunga Avenue between Sherman Way and Vanowen Street from 12:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
  • The area around Laurel Canyon Boulevard between Moorpark and Vanowen streets from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • The area round Wilshire Boulevard between San Vicente and Santa Monica boulevards from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • The area around Wilshire Boulevard between Beverly Drive and Santa Monica Boulevard from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Thursday:

  • The area around Wilshire Boulevard between Santa Monica Boulevard and Beverly Drive from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • The area around Santa Monica Boulevard between Sawtelle and Wilshire boulevards from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • The area around Sepulveda Boulevard between Lincoln and Century boulevards from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m