Obama visit to Westchester to impact Connecticut traffic

As President Barack Obama pays a visit to Westchester County, N.Y. on Friday, major roads on the Connecticut border will be closed this afternoon.

Between 1:30 and 5:30 p.m. Friday there will be intermittent road closures on:

• I-684 between Purchase and Armonk

• I-287 between White Plains and Port Chester

• I-95 between Pelham and the Connecticut State Line

Between 9:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Friday there will be road closures on:

• I-684 between Purchase and Armonk
• I-287/I-87 between the Tappan Zee Bridge and Port Chester
Several Westchester streets will also be closed temporarily Friday as Obama passes through the county.

He is due to arrive at Westchester County Airport around 2 p.m. Friday, which will have an impact on King Street traffic coming in and out of Greenwich. He will then attend two private fund-raisers in Purchase at Wall Street financier Robert Wolf’s home and in New Rochelle for a smaller fundraiser and round-table event.

Mr. Obama will then jet off from Westchester County Airport to Rhode Island for a third fundraiser sometime around 6 p.m.

The Federal Aviation Administration issued a no-fly order for flights over parts of Westchester on Friday and Saturday. The City of New Rochelle has issued a traffic advisory for East End business owners and residents. More info on the advisory is available here.

President Obama will return to Westchester for a Saturday wedding in Mount Pleasant, according to Politico.

Motorists can sign up for TRANSAlert emails regarding thruway traffic conditions. To see an interactive map, including Google traffic conditions for the Thruway and other roadways in New York State and beyond, go to the State Thruway website.


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