Road Closures Begin Near Beverly Hilton As Golden Globes Approach

BEVERLY HILLS (CNS) - The first in a series of road closures will begin today near the Beverly Hilton to make way for this Sunday's 78th annual Golden Globe Awards.

According to the city, beginning at 6 a.m., the eastbound curb lane of Wilshire Boulevard east of Whittier will be closed, as will Merv Griffin Way in both directions between North Santa Monica and Wilshire boulevards. Both stretches will remain closed until 4 a.m. Monday.

The following additional street closures/restrictions are planned this week:

-- North Santa Monica Boulevard will be closed to westbound traffic from Wilshire Boulevard to Century Park East from 9 p.m. Friday until 4 a.m. Monday.

-- North Santa Monica Boulevard will be closed to eastbound traffic from Wilshire to Century Park East from 9 p.m. Saturday until 4 a.m. Monday. South Santa Monica will remain open in both directions.

-- Whittier, Carmelita, Elevado and Lomitas at Walden and Tenton drives, along with the adjacent alleys, will remain open to street traffic on Sunday, however, all streets will be posted with no-parking signs, effective through midnight that night.

No parking will be permitted on Whittier Drive between Wilshire and Sunset boulevards from 6 a.m. Sunday until midnight that night.

During those same hours, parking will be restricted to residents' vehicles with a permit or exemption code on:

-- Carmelita Avenue between Wilshire and Walden Drive;

-- Lomitas Avenue between Whittier and Walden;

-- Elevado Avenue between Wilshire and Walden;

-- Trenton Drive between Whittier and Wilshire;

-- Walden Drive between Santa Monica Boulevard and Whittier; and

-- Greenway Drive between Sunset Boulevard and Whittier.

Residents without permit parking can obtain a parking exemption by calling 310-285-2548 or online at Questions prior to the event should be directed to the Police Department Traffic Bureau at 310-285-2196. Residents can also call the Golden Globes Hotline at 310-550-4680 from 9 a.m. to  6 p.m. weekdays and from 1 to 9 p.m. the day of the event.

The Golden Globes ceremony is traditionally held entirely at the Beverly Hilton, but this year it will be bi-coastal due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with Tina Fey hosting a portion from the Rainbow Room in New York and Amy Poehler hosting from Beverly Hills.

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