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Joe Biden's visit will close roads in Dublin

Biden touches down today.

Image: Nick Wass

THE PHOENIX PARK will be closed to traffic between 11pm and 6.30am until Sunday as US Vice President Joe Biden comes to Dublin.

Biden touches down today and will take in Dublin, Louth and his ancestral home in Mayo.

His ancestors left the Cooley peninsula in 1850, with Biden growing up in a large Irish-American family in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

The gardaí say that the traffic operation will be signposted around the capital.

Gardaí have been liaising with local resident groups, businesses and other stakeholders in the key locations and will continue to communicate directly with them to ensure the minimum disruption is caused during policing operations.

While there will be ongoing operations where Biden goes, gardaí say there will be ongoing disruption around the Phoenix Park. There will be no access to vehicles on Acres Road between the Phoenix Roundabout and the junction with Military Road.

Vehicles entering the Phoenix Park via the Chapelizod Gate will be directed onto the Lower Glen Road and Military Road. Access to St Mary’s Hospital will only be available via the Chapelizod Gate. Access to White’s Road from the Ordnance Survey Road will be restricted and there will also be no access to vehicles on Furze Road.

Military Road will be open to through traffic, but there will be no parking on Chesterfield Avenue, Ordnance Survey Road and on the North Road to Ashtown Gate.

Parking restrictions will be in place on Wellington Road to allow for free movement of traffic.

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Gardaí say a strict tow away policy will be enforced.

Those visiting the Zoo are requested to use the official zoo car park only.

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