President Obama is traveling to New York today, using the Tappan Zee Bridge as a backdrop to call for infrastructure improvements.

The Tappan Zee is an aging span that is being replaced by a new $3.9 billion project.  During his speech, the president will call on Congress to approve funding for infrastructure improvements.

President Obama is expected to arrive at JFK Airport this afternoon and then travel to Tarrytown for the speech.  As a result, traffic will be impacted.

The Journal News says Tarrytown schools will dismiss the district's 3,000 students by noon. 

"I didn't want kids potentially stuck on school buses for long periods of time," Superintendent Christopher Clouet said.  "Sometimes the Secret Service is secret, and they close streets you don't expect."

President Obama will spend the night in New York.  Tomorrow he's scheduled to participate in a ceremony for the opening of the September 11th Memorial Museum in lower Manhattan.


Source:  The Journal News

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