Street, Sidewalk Closures for the Academy Awards

LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — Multiple street and sidewalk closures will remain in effect through Monday or Tuesday following the 85th Academy Awards.

Below is a complete list of the Oscars-related closures:

21 days Prior to Show (SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2013):

  • Close Orchid Alley from Orange Drive to Orchid Street from 8:00 AM to 8:00 AM on Saturday,
 March 2, except for emergency vehicles.

14 Days Prior to Show (SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2013):

  • Close North curb lane of Hollywood Boulevard from Highland Avenue to south east corner of
 Orange Drive from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM Tuesday, February 26. (Except MTA buses until
 Sunday, February 17)
  • Close North sidewalk of Hollywood Boulevard from Highland Avenue to 230 feet east of Orange 
Drive allowing 8-foot pedestrian access from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM Tuesday, February 26.
  • Close East and west curb lanes on Orange Drive from Hollywood Boulevard to Orchid Alley 
from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM Tuesday, February 26.

7 Days Prior to Show (SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2013):

  • Close South sidewalk of Hollywood Boulevard from Orange Drive to Highland Avenue from 6:00 PM 
to 6:00 AM Tuesday, February 26, except 8-foot pedestrian access.
  • Close All lanes of Hollywood Boulevard from the southeast corner of Orange Drive to Highland 
Avenue from 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM Tuesday, February 26.
  • Close North sidewalk of Hollywood Boulevard in front of the Dolby Theatre portal from 10:00 PM to 
6:00 AM Tuesday, February 26. This is a complete sidewalk closure in front of the entrance to
 Awards Walk.
  • Close balance of north sidewalk of Hollywood Boulevard from Highland Avenue to Orange Drive
 allowing 8-foot pedestrian access from 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM Tuesday, February 26.
  • Close the pedestrian crosswalk, mid-block on Hollywood Boulevard between Orange Drive and 
Highland Avenue, from 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM on Tuesday, February 26.
  • Close north and south curb lanes of Hawthorn Avenue from Highland Avenue to Orange Drive 
from 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM Tuesday, February 26. MTA to re-route bus traffic.
  • Close Hawthorn Alley behind El Capitan Theatre from 300 feet east of Orange Drive east to the
 “T” alley from 10:00 PM. to 6:00 AM on Tuesday, February 26. The remainder of Hawthorn
 Alley to remain open from the “T” east to Highland Avenue.

6 Days Prior to Show (MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2013):

  • Close Hawthorn Alley on the east side of the El Capitan Theatre from Hollywood Boulevard south
 210 feet to “T” of east/west alley from 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM Tuesday, February 26.

2 Days Prior to Show (FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2013):

  • Close Hawthorn Avenue from Highland Avenue to Orange Drive from 12:01 AM to 6:00 AM 
Monday, February 25.

1 Day Prior to Show (SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2013):

  • Close Orchid Street from 60 feet south of Franklin Boulevard to Orchid Alley from 6:00 AM to 6:00 AM 
Monday, February 25, except for residents, emergency vehicles, and hotel loading.
  • Close Orange Drive from Orchid Alley to Hollywood Boulevard from 6:00 AM to 6:00 AM Monday,
 February 25, 2013. Exception for local residents, local business access, and emergency vehicles.
  • Close north and south sidewalk of Hawthorn Avenue from Highland Avenue to Orange Drive from
 12:01 AM to 6:00 AM Monday, February 25.
  • Close north sidewalk of Hollywood Boulevard from Highland Avenue to Orange Drive from 10:00 PM 
to 6:00 AM Monday, February 25. MTA station to be by-passed from the last regularly scheduled
 train on Saturday, February 25 until the first scheduled train after 6:00 AM on Monday, February 25.
 Pedestrian traffic rerouted to south sidewalk.
  • Close west sidewalk of Highland Avenue from Johnny Grant Way south to Hollywood Boulevard from 
10:00 PM to 6:00 AM Monday, February 25.
  • Close Johnny Grant Way from Highland Avenue to Orchid Street from 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM Monday, February 25.

Day of Show (SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2013):

  • Close remainder of Hawthorn Alley from Orange Drive to Highland Avenue from 12:01 AM to 6:00 AM Monday, February 25.
  • Close Orange Drive from Hawthorn Avenue to Hollywood Boulevard from 12:01 AM to 6:00 AM Monday, February 25.
  • Close north sidewalk of Hollywood Boulevard from Highland Avenue to 300 feet east of Highland Avenue in front of closed businesses from 12:01 AM to 6:00 AM Monday, February 25. Erect bike rack.
  • Close south sidewalk of Hollywood Boulevard from Highland Avenue to 300 feet east of Highland Avenue from 12:01 AM to 6:00 AM Monday, February 25, except for 8-foot pedestrian access. Erect bike rack.
  • Close south sidewalk of Hollywood Boulevard directly in front of the north-south running Hawthorn Alley from 12:01 AM to 6:00 AM Monday, February 25. Erect fencing along the entire sidewalk. No pedestrian access to cross alley.
  • Close east sidewalk of Highland Avenue from Hollywood Boulevard to Hawthorn Avenue from 12:01 AM to 6:00 A.M. Monday, February 25, except for 8-foot pedestrian access. Erect bike rack.
  • Close west sidewalk of Highland Avenue from Hollywood Boulevard south to Hawthorn Avenue from 12:01 AM to 6:00 AM Monday, February 25, except for 8-foot pedestrian access. Erect bike rack and fencing.
  • Close east sidewalk of Highland Avenue from Yucca Street south to the alley from 12:01 AM to 6:00 AM Monday, February 25, except for 8-foot pedestrian access.
  • Close north and south crosswalks on Hollywood Boulevard at the Highland Avenue intersection from 4:00 AM to 6:00 AM Monday, February 25.
  • Erect bike rack on the east curb of Highland Avenue from Hollywood Boulevard to the alley north of Hollywood Boulevard from
 12:01 AM to 6:00 AM Monday, February 25, .
  • Close northbound and southbound 101-freeway off-ramps at Highland.
  • Restricted access on streets that end at or intersect Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue at the discretion of the LAPD and LADOT.

For more information and to download street closure maps, visit www.oscars.org/awards/academyawards/closures.html.

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