Tel Aviv gears up for Biden to come to town

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

Roads are closed around Ben Gurion Airport ahead of US President Joe Biden’s visit.

Route 1, the main artery between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, is blocked from Lod to the La Guardia interchange on the Ayalon highway in Tel Aviv.

Route 4 is shut down at the Ganot interchange, where it connects with Route 1.

Many roads in the southern part of the city will also be closed by police during the visit.

Police are asking travelers to the airport to take the train to Terminal 3 today.

Biden had been set to arrive at 10 a.m., but the landing has been delayed till around 11, according to reports.

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