Traffic Woes

Vice president rolling into town Friday just in time for rush-hour traffic

Vice president rolling into town just in time for rush-hour traffic

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Expect road closures on Friday evening. Photo by Susan Walsh/AP

Democrat or Republican, we can all agree on one thing: When the president or vice president comes to town, traffic goes from abysmal to ... whatever is worse than abysmal. 

Vice President Joe Biden is expected to arrive in Austin around 6 pm on Friday, September 12. His motorcade will travel from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to Brazos Hall, at 204 E. Fourth St., where he will attend a private fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee. Expect downtown road closures and heightened security measures throughout the evening. 

Though the Secret Service will not release details about presidential or vice presidential motorcade routes because of safety concerns, there are certain things we can infer. One such thing is that the most direct route from ABIA to downtown is, of course, via I-35. 

Biden was in Austin last October to unveil new initiatives to help victims of domestic violence. There is no word yet if the VP will be making a pit stop at Franklin Barbecue this time around.