BEVERLY HILLS (CNS) - A series of road closures and parking restrictions will begin taking effect tonight in Beverly Hills to accommodate Sunday's 76th annual Golden Globes Awards ceremony at the Beverly Hilton.
Westbound Santa Monica Boulevard from Wilshire Boulevard to Century Park East will be closed at 9 p.m. and remain blocked until 4 a.m. Monday, police said. Eastbound Santa Monica Boulevard will be closed from 2 p.m. Saturday until 4 a.m. Monday.
Police will close westbound Wilshire at South Santa Monica Boulevard from 7 a.m. Sunday to 4 a.m. Monday. Eastbound Wilshire will be open to residents only in the 10200-10300 blocks and to Los Angeles Country Club visitors from 7 a.m. Sunday to 4 a.m. Monday. Wilshire will be completely closed to all other through traffic between the country club and South Santa Monica Boulevard, police said.
Other local streets will be closed to all but local residents from 7 a.m. Sunday until 1 a.m. Monday. They include: Whittier Drive from Wilshire to Sunset Boulevard; Trenton Drive from Wilshire to Whittier Drive; Carmelita/Elvado/Lomitas Avenue at Walden Drive; and Greenway from Sunset to Whittier Drive.
Parking will be restricted from 6 a.m. Sunday to midnight Monday on Whittier Drive between Wilshire and Sunset boulevards and Greenway Drive between Sunset and Whittier Drive.
Parking will be restricted to residents with permits or exemptions from 6 a.m Sunday to midnight Monday on Carmelita Avenue from Wilshire to Walden Drive; Lomitas Avenue from Whittler Drive to Walden Drive; Elevado Avenue between Wilshire and Walden Drive; Trenton Drive between Whittier Drive and Wilshire; and Walden Drive between Santa Monica Boulevard and Whittier Drive.
Residents without permit parking can obtain a parking exemption by contacting the city of Beverly Hills at (310) 285-2548 or online at www.beverlyhills.org/parkingexemptions.
Further information is available at www.beverlyhills.org/golden globes.
Questions and concerns before Sunday can be addressed at (310) 285- 2196. Questions and concerns the day of the Golden Globes can be addressed at (310) 550-4680.
The traffic and parking restrictions were part of the Beverly Hills police department's security measures, “utilizing the latest technology and best practices for high profile events,” police said.
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