Breaking News
More () »

Biden visits Pennsylvania: Timeline, traffic impact for president's visit to Luzerne County

Here's a look at President Biden's visit to Wilkes University Tuesday.

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — President Biden will speak in Luzerne County Tuesday afternoon after his original visit on July 21st was postponed after the president tested positive for COVID-19.

The president will visit the Marts Center on South Franklin Street at Wilkes-University Tuesday afternoon, where he is expected to speak about his Safer America Plan, about getting guns off the streets and making the country safer.

A Wilkes student Newswatch 16 spoke with likes the president's plan to erase some of their loan debt.

“Especially with Wilkes tuition raising and being a pharmacy major, our last year we don't really get any financial aid. I think with the student loans, it will definitely be helpful,” said Carley Yuhas.


  • Air Force One is scheduled to land at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport around 1:45 pm on Tuesday. 
  • The president is expected to arrive at Wilkes University at 2:00 pm.
  • The president's motorcade will then make its way to the Wilkes University campus, arriving at 2:00 pm.
  • The president is expected to speak at 3:15 pm.
  • Following his speech, the president will return to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International airport and depart at 4:30 pm. 


As the president makes his way to and from the Diamond City, PennDOT says there will be intermittent road closures in effect between 1:30 pm and 6 pm on:

  • Interstate 81 north and south between the Moosic exit (180) and Highland Park Boulevard exit (168),
  • The North Cross Valley Expressway (Route 309), north and southbound, between the Kingston/Forty Fort exit (4), all the way to the Interstate 81 interchange, including portions of Route 115.

Get the latest traffic information on WNEP's Traffic Tracker page.

Credit: WNEP

Before You Leave, Check This Out