COLUMBIA (WACH) -- The City of Columbia has announced road closures for Vice President Joe Biden's visit on Friday.
From Thursday at Noon until Friday at Noon the 1400 block of Main Street (between Hampton Street and Washington Street) will be closed. From 6:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Friday the 600 and 700 blocks of Sumter Street (between Green Street and Blossom Street) will also be closed.
From 6:00 p.m. Wednesday until 2:00 p.m. Friday, several locations will also have parking meters bagged "no parking" for the visit. Those locations include: the 1400 block of Main Street, the 1200 block of Hampton Street (between Main Street and Sumter Street), and the 600 and 700 blocks of Sumter Street.
Vice President Biden will be the keynote speaker at the dedication of the Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library at the University of South Carolina on Friday.
In a release University President Harris Pastides said he looks forward to having vice president on campus.
We are honored that Vice President Biden has chosen to join us for this very special occasion in the life of our university, Pastides said. Vice President Biden and Senator Hollings have a long and enduring friendship. His presence and his remarks will be a fitting tribute to Senator Hollings and symbolic for the special collections library as it celebrates the new home for its South Carolina Political Collections.
Hollings and Biden served together in the Senate for 32 years until Hollings TM retirement in 2005. During that time, their desks were next to each other on the Senate floor.