Rolling road closures for Biden's presidential motorcade

Posted at 12:44 PM, Jul 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-22 09:52:36-04

President Joe Biden will visit the Cincinnati area Wednesday, and — as with any presidential visit — that likely will mean rolling road closures as he travels throughout the region that day.

Just before 9 p.m., Cincinnati police indicated U.S. 50/River Road would close between Anderson Ferry Road and the Indiana state line for approximately 45 minutes, in anticipation of Biden's return to the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport after his town hall meeting at Mount St. Joseph University.

Interstate 275 would also close, CPD officials said, between Interstate 74 in Ohio and Interstate 75 in Northern Kentucky. The interstates should reopen by 10:30.

Earlier in the day, officials closed Interstate 275 westbound between in Boone County and Interstate 74 in west Hamilton County around 4:15 p.m. They also closed U.S. 50/River Road between Delhi Road and the Indiana state line. Both should reopen by 5 p.m., according to Cincinnati police.

Officers also blocked several streets that intersect with Anderson Ferry Road in Western Hills, including Cleves-Warsaw Road and Julmar Drive. It was not immediately clear how long those roads would remain closed.

Around 6 p.m., various roads around Mount St. Joseph University in Delhi Township closed briefly. Neeb Avenue at Bender Road remained closed as of 6:15 p.m.

Delhi Township administrator Jack Cameron said around 7:30 p.m. that the intersection of Delhi Pike and Neeb Avenue would close and that drivers should avoid the area until after 10 p.m.

Biden arrived at CVG around 4:10 p.m.

Biden's itinerary included a stop around 5:40 p.m. at an electrical training center in Westwood before heading to Mount St. Joseph University in Delhi Township for a CNN town hall discussion.

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Cincinnati police and Delhi Township officials indicated they would begin alerting the public to road closures after the motorcade was moving from CVG.