Road closures, traffic delays for presidential visit

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DENVER — The Denver Police Department announced traffic delays and road closures that will occur Tuesday and Wednesday during President Obama’s visit to Denver.

LINK: Real-time traffic delays

Obama arrived Tuesday night and surprised diners in Lodo.

Wednesday morning he is expected to give an economic speech at Cheeseman Park before leaving in the afternoon.

For security reasons, the Secret Service does not reveal the planned route the president’s motorcade will take, but DPD said drivers can expect the following:

  • Drivers might experience delays along the Interstate 70 corridor and the lower downtown Denver area early Tuesday evening.
  • There will be road closures and delays in northeast Denver 8:30 to 10 a.m. Wednesday.
  • Bicycle and running paths will be closed at Cheesman Park 8:30 a.m. until after the President’s speech Wednesday.
  • Drivers traveling near Cheesman Park Wednesday should expect delays during the President’s arrival and departure.
  • Downtown Denver will experience traffic delays and road closures midday until early afternoon Wednesday as the President travels through the city.
  • There will be delays along the I-70 corridor within the Denver city limited late afternoon Wednesday.

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