There will be several road closures in Reykjavík and on the Suðurnes peninsula due to the visit of US Vice President Mike Pence today. Reykjavík Capital Area Police underline that the closures apply to vehicular traffic only: pedestrians and cyclists will be able to travel on the roads outside fenced-off areas.
Closures in Reykjavík will include the following streets:
-Katrínartún will close from around 9.00am between Sæbraut and Borgartún.
-From around 11.00am, Borgartún will close between Katrínartún and Nóatún.
-Sæbraut will be partially and later fully closed to traffic starting around 1.00pm, between Krínglumýrarbraut and Snorrabraut.
Closures are expected to stand until late afternoon, or around 5.00pm.
Reykjanesbraut (Route 41) will be closed to all eastbound traffic at the arrival of Pence and his escort, and to all westbound traffic at their departure. Exact timing of the closures is not known, but they will be implemented five minutes before the escort’s arrival and last until five minutes after the escort enters the road. The closure is not expected to exceed a period of 20 minutes.
Temporary traffic delays are expected elsewhere in Reykjavík and the Suðurnes peninsula due to the visit. Travellers are asked to show patience and consideration.