Oscar Street Closures Under Way for Los Angeles
Traffic in the area surrounding the Hollywood & Highland complex will be affected starting Sunday, Feb. 20.
The area surrounding the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood will undergo street closures in the week leading up to the Academy Awards, which will be held there at 5 p.m. on Sunday, February 27.
The majority of Hollywood Boulevard's sidewalks between Highland Avenue and Orange Avenue were blocked off Sunday, Feb. 20 to accommodate for the construction of press risers, fan bleachers and pre-show stages. For each day afterwards until Tuesday, March 1, all lanes of Hollywood Boulevard will close at 10 p.m.
The stretch of Hawthorn Avenue between Highland Avenue and Orange Avenue will shut down at midnight on Friday, Feb. 25.
Starting Saturday, Feb. 26, the remainder of the streets and sidewalks within the perimeter of Highland Avenue, Orange Avenue, Franklin Avenue and Hawthorn Avenue will start closing in preparation for Sunday's ceremony. The northbound and southbound Highland off-ramps for the 101 freeway will also be blocked off temporarily.
Additionally, the Metro will bypass the Hollywood & Highland station after the last regularly scheduled train on Saturday. Service will resume as usual at 6 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 28.
With the exception of Hollywood Boulevard, all other affected streets will reopen Monday, February 28.
Details of the closures can be found on the Academy's website.