How to Avoid Traffic During President's LA Visit

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Streets will close early Wednesday evening when President Barack Obama arrives for fundraisers and a speech. Kate Larsen reports for the NBC4 News at Noon on Wednesday May 7, 2014. (Published Wednesday, May 7, 2014)

    It's an unavoidable truth that President Barack Obama's trip to LA on Wednesday will cause traffic tie-ups.

    Avoid these areas to steer clear of the mess:

    Wednesday, May 7:

    • The area around Motor Avenue and Pico Blvd. from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    • The area around Pico Blvd. at Beverly Glen Blvd. from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    • The area around Santa Monica Blvd and Beverly Glen Blvd. from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    • The area around Sunset Blvd. and Beverly Glen Blvd. from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    • The area around Santa Monica Blvd. and Avenue of the Stars from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

    Thursday, May 8:

    • The area around Santa Monica Blvd. and Avenue of the Stars from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

    NOTE: As a result of a closure along Santa Monica Boulevard between Wilshire Boulevard and Avenue of the Stars, the following bus routes will be affected, riders should contact the MTA for alternate locations:

    Bus stops affected by the closure, 9:30 a.m.- 10:45 a.m.

    BUS STOP: Wilshire / Whittier (West of Arrival and Departure)

    ROUTES: 4, 16, 316, and 704
    Stop ID: 8470
    Stop ID: 16778

    BUS STOP Wilshire / Santa Monica (East of Arrival and Departure)
    ROUTES: 20, 720
    Stop ID: 1297
    Stop ID: 14441
    Stop ID: 6063

    The area around Pico Blvd. and Motor Avenue from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

    This information has been provided to the public with the approval of the United States Secret Service (USSS). Any additional questions related to the visit of the President will be referred to the USSS.

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