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Presidential Visit – Traffic Impacts Expected Tuesday, Aug. 16

The President of the United States of America is visiting Kiawah Island for vacation with a planned departure on Tuesday, Aug. 16. Anticipate traffic impacts tomorrow when the motorcade escorts the president to the airport. Traffic will be stopped in all directions for a minimum of 30 minutes. President Biden’s departure is expected sometime in the late morning or early afternoon.

In the meantime, increased security measures are in place while the president is on Kiawah. See below:

Avoid Flyway Drive – It’s Closed to Through Traffic

Those using Flyway Drive as a cut-through will be turned around. Residents and their guests and service providers living on or off of Flyway Drive may access their homes, but security checkpoints at Osprey Beach will prevent cut-through traffic, including pedestrians and bicyclists.

Plan Extra Travel Time

For the duration of the presidential visit, expect traffic delays when the motorcade travels across the island. Traffic will be stopped in both directions.

Closed: Beach Parking Lot off of Ocean Course Drive, Boardwalks 38 & 39

The beach parking lot off of Ocean Course Drive next to Fire Station #6 is closed through Aug. 16. Additionally, boardwalks 38 & 39 in Osprey Beach are closed to all members with the exception of Osprey Beach residents.


There are no restrictions in place for the beach, leisure trails, other boardwalks or amenities. However, the United States Secret Service has the right to restrict access to areas as needed for the president’s security. The secret service team is in contact with all island entities to coordinate efforts in order to minimize the impact to the community.

We thank you for your continued patience during this presidential visit.