The Oscars May Cause Traffic Snag Around Tinseltown

Officials plan to shut down streets around Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue near Dolby Theatre for Oscars next Sunday

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    Officials plan a series of closures of streets and sidewalks near the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood for the Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, Feb. 24.

    Driving Tinseltown may require a little extra patience this week as Hollywood gears up for its biggest party of the year.

    OSCARS STREET CLOSURES

    LA city officials are continuing a nearly month-long series of street and sidewalk closures for the 85th Academy Awards scheduled for Feb. 24 at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood and Highland Center.

    With a week to go before starlets hit the Red Carpet, Hollywood Boulevard will be closed between Orange Drive and Highland Avenue.

    The MTA will be re-routing bus traffic, according to the Oscar's website.

    Two days prior to showtime on Feb. 22, Hawthorn Avenue -- an alley on the east side of the Capitan Theatre -- will be shut down.

    One day before the Oscars, Orchard Alley and Johnny Grant Way will close, along with a portion of Orange Drive.

    The day of the show will be the day to avoid this area, as the north and southbound 101 Freeway off-ramps will close at Highland.

    Crosswalks and sidewalks will also close all over Hollywood and Highland, making even foot traffic an issue.

    Hollywood Boulevard will shut down between La Brea Avenue and Cahuenga Boulevard.

    Access will be determined by the LAPD and Los Angeles Department of Transportation on streets that intersect or end at Hollywood Boulevard or Highland Avenue on the day of the show, so commuters beware.

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