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Road closures in place for Bush library dedication

DALLAS (AP) - Dallas police say several roads will be closed around the city amid tight security as preparations begin for the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Center at Southern Methodist University.

The center, which includes the presidential library and museum, will be dedicated Thursday in a ceremony attended by President Barack Obama and all the living former presidents.

Some street closures are expected to begin Wednesday evening. Several roads will be closed around the campus on Thursday, including the southbound access road on U.S. 75 between University Boulevard and Mockingbird Lane.

A Secret Service spokesman says they've been planning for the dedication for a long time and are confident they're prepared.

Dallas Police Chief David Brown has said his department is planning for the highest level of security.

Wednesday, April 24 road closures
·    SMU Blvd., between Airline Rd. and Central Expressway.
·    University Blvd. will be closed between Hillcrest Ave. and Airline Rd. from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
·    Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus.
Thursday, April 25 (Dedication Day) road closures
·    The southbound access/service road of Central Expressway, between University Blvd. and Mockingbird Ln.
·    SMU Boulevard, between Airline Rd. and Central Expressway.
·    University Blvd., between Hillcrest Ave. and Airline Rd.
·    Boedecker St., between Dyer St. and SMU Blvd.
·    Airline Rd., between Dyer St. and Binkley Ave.
·    Bush Ave., formerly Airline/Dublin.
·    Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus.
Friday, April 26 road closures
·    SMU Blvd., between Airline Rd. and Central Expressway.
·    Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus.
·    These closures are expected to continue late into the evening.

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