Police say security for U.S. President Barack Obama's visit will be consistent with other presidential visits, causing traffic disruptions and delays for many Ottawa residents.

Police say roads across the city will be closed, starting at 7:30 a.m. Thursday. 

Roads that will be closed include:

  • Wellington Street from Lyon to Rideau
  • Elgin Street Northbound from Laurier to Wellington
  • Elgin Street Southbound from Wellington to Queen
  • Colonel By from Main to Wellington
  • MacKenzie from St Patrick to Wellington
  • Sussex from George to Rideau
  • Daly from Nicholas to Colonel By

The Airport Parkway will be closed periodicly to accommodate the president's arrival and departure.

Police say there are several routes planned for the presidential motorcade and advise motorists that last-minute disruptions can happen with little or no notice.