Hollywood Streets Close for Academy Awards Preparations

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A block of Hollywood Boulevard will be closed to traffic for 10 days starting Sunday night, among the many road and subway closures expected before next week's 87th Academy Awards.

In preparation for the 87th Academy Awards, transportation crews began shutting down streets near the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

In preparation for the 87th Academy Awards, transportation crews began shutting down streets near the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

All lanes on Hollywood Boulevard between Highland Avenue and Orange Drive will be closed at 10 p.m. in order to erect the stages, bleachers and props along the red carpet for the Feb. 22 awards show, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said in a statement.

This section of the boulevard will remain closed until 6 a.m. Feb. 24.

Both the north and south sidewalks on Hollywood Boulevard between Highland Avenue and Orange Drive will also be shut down except for an 8-foot-wide pedestrian access.

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