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Road Closures Start Ahead of Academy Awards

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (KTLA) — The 85th Annual Academy Awards are on Sunday, February 24th, but preparations for the event are already underway.

Organizers have begun closing roads around the Dolby Theatre near Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue.

Hollywood Boulevard between Orange Drive and Highland Avenue will close Sunday night at 10:00 p.m. and will remain closed until 6 a.m. February 26.

Here are other closures beginning Sunday night:

  • The south sidewalk of Hollywood Boulevard between Orange Drive and Highland Avenue 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 Avenue to Orange Drive, 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 Avenue and Orange Drive 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.
  • At 12:01 a.m. Friday, Hawthorn Avenue will close between Highland Avenue and Orange Drive.

On Saturday, 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 Drive will close from Orchid Alley to Hollywood Boulevard.
  • The north and south sidewalks of Hawthorn Avenue will close from Highland Avenue to Orange Drive.
  • The north sidewalk of Hollywood Boulevard will close completely from Highland Avenue to Orange Drive.
  • The west sidewalk of Highland Avenue will close from Johnny Grant Way south to Hollywood Boulevard.
  • Johnny Grant Way from Highland Avenue to Orchid Street will close.

On Feb. 24, the following restrictions will take effect:

  • The remainder of Hawthorn Alley from Orange Drive to Highland Avenue will close.
  • Orange Drive will close from Hawthorn Avenue to Hollywood Boulevard.
  • The north and south sidewalks of Hollywood Boulevard from Highland Avenue to 300 feet east of Highland Avenue 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 Avenue from Hollywood Boulevard to Hawthorn Avenue will close.
  • The east sidewalk of Highland Avenue will close from Yucca Street south to the alley.
  • The north and south crosswalks on Hollywood Boulevard at the Highland Avenue intersection.
  • The northbound and southbound offramps of the 101 Freeway at Highland Avenue will close.

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