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LAPD Officials Ask Motorists to Avoid Areas Expected to be Congested During Visit by President Obama

Los Angeles Police Department officials are asking motorists to avoid certain highways and roads expected to be congested during President Barack Obama’s visit to the city on Monday and Tuesday.

US President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign event for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Las Vegas on October 23, 2016. (Credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign event for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Las Vegas on October 23, 2016. (Credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

The president is campaigning for Hillary Clinton and will make stops in Hollywood and Beverly Hills.

On Monday, the area around Sherman Way between Clybourn Avenue and Coldwater Canyon as well as the 170 and 101 freeways should be avoided between 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., officials said.

Officials advise motorists to avoid the area around Highland Avenue between Franklin Avenue and Sunset Boulevard between 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The 101 and 405 freeways should be avoided between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. and the road that is expected to be impacted the longest, between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., is Sunset Boulevard between Woodburn Drive and North Palm Drive.

On Tuesday, Sunset between Woodburn and Palm should be avoided between 10 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.

The 405 and 10 freeways should be avoided between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. and the area around South Centinela Avenue between Ocean Park and West Pico boulevards should be avoided between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m., officials said.

The following roads will be closed on Monday during the president’s visit, but bus routes will not be impacted, according to the LAPD:

  • The eastbound and westbound lanes of Hollywood Boulevard between Highland Avenue and North Orange Drive between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • The eastbound and westbound lanes of Hawthorne Avenue between Highland Avenue and North Orange Drive between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
  • The northbound and southbound lanes of North Loma Vista Drive between Wallace Avenue and Dabney Drive in Beverley Hills between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

The following roads will be closed on Tuesday during the president’s visit:

  • The eastbound and westbound lanes of Sunset Boulevard between North Whittier Drive and North Bedford Drive in Beverly Hills between 10:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.