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Almost Oscar Time! You Know What That Means? Street Closures

Here's what you need to know about moving around Hollywood the next week.

Watch out for Oscar-related street closures. Patch file photo.
Watch out for Oscar-related street closures. Patch file photo.

One week before the Academy Awards ceremony, motorists in the Hollywood area will start seeing detours Sunday as streets begin closing in advance of the 86th Oscar ceremony.

Some alleys, sidewalks and curb lanes have already been closed near Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue, but the bigger traffic headaches will begin at 10 p.m. Sunday, when Hollywood Boulevard is closed between Orange Drive and Highland. The stretch will remain closed until 6 a.m. March 4.

Other closures taking effect Sunday are:

  • The south sidewalk of Hollywood Boulevard between Orange and Highland will close at 6 p.m., with the exception of an 8-foot pedestrian access
  • The north sidewalk of Hollywood Boulevard directly in front of the Dolby Theatre portal will close at 10 p.m.
  • The north sidewalk of Hollywood Boulevard from Highland to Orange, with the exception of an 8-foot pedestrian access, will close at 10 p.m.
  • The pedestrian mid-block crosswalk on Hollywood Boulevard between Highland and Orange will close at 10 p.m.

At 10 p.m. Monday, the Hawthorn Alley on the east side of the El Capitan Theatre will close from Hollywood Boulevard south 210 feet.

Next Friday, Hawthorn Avenue will close between Highland and Orange.

On March 1, the day before the show, a series of other closures will begin:

  • Orchid Street will close from 60 feet south of Franklin Boulevard to
  • Orchid Alley
  • Orange will close from Orchid Alley to Hollywood Boulevard
  • The north and south sidewalks of Hawthorn Avenue will close from Highland to Orange
  • The north sidewalk of Hollywood Boulevard will close completely from Highland to Orange
  • The west sidewalk of Highland will close from Johnny Grant Way south to Hollywood Boulevard
  • Johnny Grant Way from Highland to Orchid Street will close
On March 2, the following restrictions will take effect:
  • The remainder of Hawthorn Alley from Orange to Highland will close
  • Orange will close from Hawthorn to Hollywood Boulevard
  • The north and south sidewalks of Hollywood Boulevard from Highland to 300 feet east of Highland will close
  • The south sidewalk of Hollywood Boulevard will close directly in
  • front of the north-south running Hawthorn Alley
  • The east and west sidewalks of Highland from Hollywood Boulevard to Hawthorn will close
  • The east sidewalk of Highland will close from Yucca Street south to the alley
  • The north and south crosswalks on Hollywood Boulevard at the Highland intersection
  • Hollywood Boulevard will be closed from La Brea Boulevard to Orange Drive, and from Highland Avenue to Cahuenga Boulevard
  • Hawthorn Avenue will close between Orange Drive and La Brea, and from Highland and McCadden Place
  • McCadden Place will close from Yucca Street to Hollywood Boulevard
  • Wilcox Avenue will close between Sunset and Cahuenga boulevards

On Oscar Sunday, Metro Red Line trains will bypass the Hollywood and Highland station. Regular service will resume March 3.

Metro bus routes along Hollywood Boulevard will be re-routed during the street closures.

--City News Service

George February 26, 2014 at 12:24 AM
He is where he is today because of his looks and that all. He's very one dimensional as an actor. He had to do a see how bad I can look film to get attention as a serious actor.
Stephanie February 27, 2014 at 08:33 PM
Gee, George, seems like you know a lot about Matthew as an actor for someone who hates the movies. LA is a huge part of the entertainment industry, many call this city their home base. This is a surprise that there are awards shows at this time every year? It always cracks me up when people complain about the Oscars and they live in Los Angeles. Would you go to the beach and say, "Hey, wait a minute! What's all this sand doing here?" LOL!
Penny Arévalo February 28, 2014 at 01:24 AM
Dan Morin, just got the street closures for WeHo this evening. I may do a separate post, but I wanted you to see them first. :-) Academy Award Event Street Closures There will be two Academy Award related street closures in West Hollywood on Sunday, March 2nd. They are as follows: San Vicente Blvd. will be closed between Santa Monica Blvd. and Melrose Ave between 2:00 pm on Sunday and 4:00 am on Monday. On Sunset Blvd., between Horn Ave. and La Cienega Blvd., the westbound traffic lanes will be used for both eastbound and westbound travel. This traffic activity will take place between 2:00 pm on Sunday and 4:00 am on Monday.
George February 28, 2014 at 01:37 AM
The golden era of Hollywood is when the stars where deserving of famous, rich etc.... but those years have LONG gone. One of the truly deserving films Nebraska should win all the nominations but it won't.
George February 28, 2014 at 12:38 PM
Hoping the rain spoils the vain egotistical, rich pig party.

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