The Vice-President of the United States is back in town tonight and that means traffic snarls are about to slam Los Angeles for the next few days. In the City of Angels for a speech on increasing the minimum wage on Wednesday, Joe Biden will fly into L.A. late tonight to stay in Beverly Hills. On July 22, he’ll head from there in the late morning over to North Hollywood to deliver his 1 PM remarks to employees and others at Bobrick Washroom Equipment. Before the speech, there’ll be a press conference with Mayor Eric Garcetti and others on the topic. With a fundraiser for theDemocratic Senatorial Campaign Committee at the Beverly Wilshire at 7 PM, the Veep is staying over night in town before heading up to San Francisco on Thursday.
Check out the full street closure list from the Los Angeles Police Department and the Secret Service below – all of which means street closures, delays and more than a fair share of annoyed Democrats stuck in their cars If Joe does decide to jump into the 2016 White House race, we will be seeing a lot more of this as the VP looks to become POTUS and seeks Hollywood cash.
If you recall, Biden’s last two visits to our town in earlier this year and last October led to a nightmare on the roads all over the city. Like the phalanx of Secret Service and more that President Barack Obama has when in L.A. for some more fundraisers (like last month) late night show appearances, WTF podcasts or speeches, the Veep travels heavy and well fortified. So, watching your back, Deadline has all the closures from the LAPD for the tonight, July 22 and July 23 Biden visit – and plan accordingly L.A. because you have been warned:
Los Angeles: In an effort to assist the public in avoiding possible traffic congestion during the visit of the Vice President of the United States, July 21, 22 and 23, the following areas of the City should be avoided when possible to prevent travel delays for community members:
Tuesday July 21, 2014
The area around Sepulveda Bl between Lincoln Bl & Century Bl from 9:00 p.m.to 11:00 p.m.
The area around Santa Monica Bl between Sawtelle Bl and Wilshire Bl from 9:30 pm to 11:30 p.m.
The area around Wilshire Bl between Santa Monica Bl and Beverly Dr from 9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Note: There will be no southbound traffic allowed on Rodeo Drive or El Camino Drive from Wilshire Boulevard. This closure will be in effect from 10:00 p.m. July 21, 2015 until 11:00 a.m. July 23, 2015.
Wednesday July 22, 2015
The area around Wilshire Bl between Beverly Dr and Santa Monica Bl from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The area around Wilshire Bl between San Vicente Bl and Santa Monica Bl from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The area around the Laurel Canyon Bl between Moorpark St and Vanowen St from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Note: A Hard Closure will occur on Tujunga Ave between Sherman Way and Vanowen St from 12:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
The area around the Laurel Canyon Bl between Moorpark St and Vanowen St from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The area around Wilshire Bl between San Vicente Bl and Santa Monica Bl from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The area around Wilshire Bl between Beverly Dr and Santa Monica Bl from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday July 23, 2015
The area around Wilshire Bl between Santa Monica Bl and Beverly Dr from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
The area around Santa Monica Bl between Sawtelle Bl and Wilshire Bl from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
The area around Sepulveda Bl between Lincoln Bl & Century Bl from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.