President Biden visit to Long Beach will cause traffic delays, closures, city says

President Joe Biden will arrive at Long Beach Airport Monday evening and depart Tuesday morning, causing road closures and traffic delays throughout the city.

The exact itinerary and the location of Biden’s rally in support of Gov. Gavin Newsom have not been publicly released by the White House nor the city.

The city, however, is warning the public that there will be road closures beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, through noon on Tuesday. The city said businesses may consider letting workers telecommute during this time.

The city did not give a list of specific road closures, but said only that visitors may use Third Street or Seventh Street for access to Downtown Long Beach on Monday and Tuesday morning.

Biden is in town the day before the Sept. 14 recall election of Newsom, who has been criticized for his pandemic response, among other issues.

Newsom also campaigned in Northern California last Wednesday with Vice President Kamala Harris.

The Long Beach stop will be part of a three-state trip by Biden, who will first travel to Boise, Idaho, on Monday to visit the National Interagency Fire Center, followed by a stop in Sacramento to “survey wildfire damage,” according to The White House.

On Tuesday, Biden will travel to Denver to tout his “Build Back Better” economic recovery agenda.

City News Service contributed to this report. 

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