West L.A., be aware: Joe Biden visit mucking up traffic today

Vice President Joe Biden continues Southern California visit today and Saturday; traffic delays expected

Commuters should brace themselves for a series of traffic delays and street closures Friday as Vice President Joe Biden embarks on the second day of his three-day visit to Southern California.

He is expected to visit West Los Angeles College on Friday, where he will participate in a roundtable discussion about “the importance of helping Americans go to college and get the skills they need to succeed,” according to the White House.

West Los Angeles College is one of 15 California community colleges that has received initial approval to offer four-year degrees as part of a pilot program. A final decision will be made in March.

On Saturday, Biden will travel to Irvine, where he speak to a group at the Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit, which brings together political leaders, patient rights advocates, employers and healthcare providers working on patient safety challenges.

Los Angeles police said commuters should expect delays in the following areas:

Friday

Wilshire Boulevard and Rodeo Drive from 8:30 to 10 a.m.

Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevard from 8:30 to 10 a.m.

Santa Monica and the South 405 Freeway from 8:30 to 10 a.m.

Jefferson Boulevard and the South 405 Freeway from 9 a.m. to noon.

Jefferson and Overland Avenue from 9 a.m. to noon.

Overland Drive and Freshman Drive from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Westwood Boulevard and Wilshire from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Wilshire and Rodeo Drive from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Saturday

Wilshire and Santa Monica from 7:30 to 9 a.m.

Santa Monica and the North 405 Freeway from 7:30 to 9 a.m.

Pass Avenue and the 134 Freeway, Burbank, from 8 to 9:30 a.m.

Verdugo Avenue and Hollywood Way, Burbank, 8 to 9:30 a.m.

Hollywood Way and Vanowen Street, Burbank, 8 to 9:30 a.m.

Vineland and Sherman Way, Burbank, 8 to 9:30 a.m.

The first leg of Biden’s visit started Thursday in Burbank, where he stopped by the "Ellen DeGeneres Show," KTLA reported.

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