As Vice President Biden’s 2-Day Trip to Los Angeles Concludes, President Obama’s Visit Looms; Traffic to Be Impacted

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For the second straight day, Vice President Joe Biden's Los Angeles visit was expected to tie up traffic during the morning commute as a number of street closures went into effect on Tuesday.

The vice president was in the area Monday to attend fundraisers for Democratic candidates ahead of next month's important midterm elections.

On Tuesday morning, he was scheduled to join Mayor Eric Garcetti at a roundtable discussion at the LA Baking Company in Lincoln Heights on the issue of raising the minimum wage

After the meeting, Biden would head to a fundraiser being held at the City Club of Los Angeles, according to a news release from the White House.

The vice president was then scheduled to depart L.A. for Bakersfield, where he would attend a rally at CSU Bakersfield starting at 3:30 p.m.

A number of streets were expected to be shut down in the morning and early afternoon in the Los Angeles area.

Motorists have been advised by the Los Angeles Police Department to avoid the following areas on Tuesday:

  • Near Santa Monica Boulevard and Wilshire Boulevard from 8 to 10 a.m.
  • North Broadway between West 19th Avenue and Daly Street from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • North Spring Street between South Avenue 18 and Arcadia Street from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Near West Cesar East Chavez Avenue and North Grand Avenue from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Grand Avenue between West Cesar East Chavez Avenue and West Olympic Boulevard from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Two days after the vice president wrapped up his visit, President Obama was expected to head to Los Angeles on Thursday for a Democratic National Committee fundraiser being put on at the home of actress Gwyneth Paltrow.

As in past trips, the president's trip to Southern California was expected to impact traffic.

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