Hollywood Street Closures In Effect For Oscar Ceremony


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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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