President Joe Biden to visit Seattle this weekend

President Joe Biden is expected to visit Seattle this weekend, with planned events happening on Friday and Saturday.

According to White House officials, President Joe Biden will participate in two campaign events in the Bay Area on Friday, May 10, before leaving from San Francisco to Seattle.

How long will President Biden be in Seattle?

The President is expected to be in Seattle for at least two days. He will land in Seattle on Friday, May 10, and he will participate in campaign receptions through Saturday, May 11.

The President could also participate in other events organized by the White House.

The exact time and location are not being announced, only given to attendees after they RSVP. White House officials say additional information will be released later.


Seattle's 520 Bridge to close this weekend, plus more traffic woes with Biden's visit

Get ready to pack your patience if you're planning a trip to and from Seattle and the Eastside this weekend.

Drivers might get caught in traffic as the President travels between the events on his schedule. Plan ahead if you are traveling near any of these locations throughout the day.

Will roads be shut down for Biden?

According to the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), "The U.S. Secret Service has the authority to provide security, including requiring intermittent closures of freeways and streets. The flow of buses and cars in downtown Seattle and around the region will be affected.
While the President’s exact travel route and timing are not published in advance, travelers can still plan ahead by anticipating delays and temporary road closures."

You can stay updated by following our live traffic map and following King County Metro, SDOT Traffic, and WSDOT Traffic.

When was the last time President Biden visited Seattle?

The last time President Biden was in Seattle was Earth Day 2022.

On Friday, April 22, 2022, the President visited Seattle and met with local leaders to sign an executive order intended to help restore national forests devastated by wildfires, drought and blight, using an Earth Day visit to press for more action on the environment.

Biden also visited Green River College in Auburn, Washington to talk about efforts to bring down prescription drug costs for American families.


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