Vice President Biden visiting Austin on Friday

Vice President Joe Biden pauses while speaking about U.S. policy towards the Western Hemisphere, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, during the opening session of the 20th Annual CAF Conference, in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Vice President Joe Biden pauses while speaking about U.S. policy towards the Western Hemisphere, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, during the opening session of the 20th Annual CAF Conference, in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Vice President Joe Biden will be in Austin on Friday.

A spokesperson for Austin-Bergstrom International Airport says he will be landing sometime in the evening. Once he lands, there will be a 10 minute freeze placed on aircraft movement until he leaves the airport grounds.

Biden is expected to deliver remarks at a Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee event at 6:45 p.m. at a private residence, which is closed to the media and public. Austin police say to expect traffic delays during Biden’s visit on Ben White Boulevard and Capital of Texas Highway between 5:30 and 7 p.m., and then from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.

The Travis County Sheriff’s Office will assist motorcycles and traffic units escorting the vice president. Deputies will be assigned to secure each of Biden’s destinations in Austin.

Austin has played host to a number of high profile political visitors in the past year. Last month, Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine made a campaign stop at Democratic Party headquarters in East Austin. He’ll be in Austin again on Friday, Sept. 23.

“Texas is critically important. We always look at Texas in the Democratic party. When I was democratic party chair the first meeting we did we brought it to Austin. We’re going to go after Texas. It’s big. It’s complicated and it’s hard, but we’re serious,” said Sen. Kaine said at the Aug. 9 event.

More recently, on Aug. 23, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump held a rally at the Travis County Expo Center. 

On May 20, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton took part in a private fundraiser at the W Hotel. 

In March, President Obama came to the capital of the Lone Star State, speaking at South by Southwest, making a taco run at Torchy’s and attending a private fundraiser in West Austin.

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