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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10 comments

  • Oscar_Loser

    Watching movie stars kiss each others asses while we all struggle to pay bills gets old.
    Leave the streets open, screw the "stars".

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  • guest

    People cant even get to work! LA puts lipstick on a pig two or three times a year and plays make believe but LA is still a pig. Just drive down Hollywood Blvd, Sunse ort any of the streets. I should have said just "try" to drive down the streets any day of the week. "Filthy mess of a place" and they call this the home to the stars?

  • guest

    Buildings boarded up, homeless people everywhere. People climbing on top of each other to try to get to work.. Hollywood is a joke. A really bad joke.

  • guest

    Nice little co- story about a woman being shot in the shoulder during an attempted car jacking of her car near the Wishire District. Welcome to Los Angeles! Home of druggies and hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants. Have a nice drive and day.

  • jobyelaws

    uptil I looked at the check which was of $6739, I didn't believe that my neighbour woz like actualey bringing home money part time from there computar.. there sisters roommate haz done this 4 only thirteen months and resently cleard the debts on their apartment and bourt Citroën 2CV. I went here……… BIT40.ℂOℳ