HOLLYWOOD (CNS) - Many street closures are in effect around the Dolby Theatre for tonight's Academy Awards, and some will last until a few days after the ceremony.
Hollywood Boulevard between Orange Drive and Highland Avenue will close at 3 a.m. today until 6 a.m. Wednesday. The northernmost curb lane of Hollywood Boulevard, along with much of the north sidewalk, is closed in front of the Hollywood & Highland complex and will remain blocked until Wednesday.
Curb lanes of Orange Drive north of Hollywood Boulevard have already been closed.
More street and sidewalk closures are as follows:
-- the north curb lane of Hawthorn Avenue between Highland and Orange is closed (until 6 a.m. Wednesday);
-- the south sidewalk of Hollywood Boulevard between Orange and Highland, with the exception of an 8-foot pedestrian access;
-- the north sidewalk of Hollywood Boulevard directly in front of the Dolby Theatre portal;
-- the north sidewalk of Hollywood Boulevard from Highland to Orange, with the exception of an 8-foot pedestrian access;
-- the pedestrian mid-block crosswalk on Hollywood Boulevard between Highland and Orange; and
-- the south curb lane of Hawthorn Avenue from Highland to Orange.
-- Hawthorn Avenue between Highland and Orange (until 6 a.m. Monday);
-- Orchid Street from 60 feet south of Franklin Boulevard to Orchid Alley;
-- Orange from Orchid Alley to Hollywood Boulevard;
-- north and south sidewalks of Hawthorn Avenue from Highland to Orange;
-- west sidewalk of Highland from Johnny Grant Way south to Hollywood Boulevard;
-- Johnny Grant Way from Highland to Orchid Street;
On Oscar Sunday, the following restrictions will take effect:
-- The remainder of Hawthorn Alley from Orange to Highland will close.
-- Orange will close from Lanewood Avenue to Hollywood Boulevard.
-- The north and south sidewalks of Hollywood Boulevard from Highland to 300 feet east of Highland will close, with an 8-foot pedestrian access on the south side.
-- The south sidewalk of Hollywood Boulevard will close directly in front of the north-south running Hawthorn Alley.
-- The east sidewalk and curb lane of Highland from Yucca Street to Sunset Boulevard will close, except for an 8-foot pedestrian access.
-- The west sidewalk of Highland between Hollywood and Sunset boulevards will close, along with the west curb of Highland from Johnny Grant Way to Hollywood Boulevard.
-- The north and south crosswalks on Hollywood Boulevard at the Highland intersection will close.
-- Highland Avenue will close from Sunset to Franklin Avenue.
-- 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.
Metro Red Line trains will bypass the Hollywood and Highland station today. Regular service will resume at 6 a.m. Monday.
Metro bus routes along Hollywood Boulevard will be re-routed during the street closures.
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