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Gates tribute to close Route 110 Thursday morning

Wednesday - 6/29/2011, 5:54pm  ET

WASHINGTON - A key roadway in Northern Virginia will be closed Thursday morning due to a farewell ceremony for retiring Defense Secretary Robert Gates.

Arlington County officials say Route 110 will be closed in both directions from about 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Northbound traffic will be diverted onto Interstate 395 and southbound traffic will be diverted onto Washington Boulevard.

ARLnow.com reports the closure is due to a farewell tribute scheduled for Gates. Stars and Stripes says President Barack Obama is expected to attend the tribute, which will feature a 19-gun salute.

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