President Obama's Visit to Los Angeles Expected to Impact Traffic

The president will arrive Sunday, attend events downtown, and depart Monday morning

A visit from President Barack Obama is likely to tie up traffic on Los Angeles streets Sunday and Monday, authorities warned.

The president is slated to arrive at Los Angeles International Airport after 1 p.m. Sunday. He is expected to attend events downtown, including a concert at LA Live's Nokia Theater with Jon Bon Jovi, Jennifer Hudson, Stevie Wonder, Katy Perry and Earth, Wind and Fire.

Obama departs from LAX on Monday morning.

Midday Monday, Obama will head to a ceremony in Keene, near Tehachapi, where he'll announce the new César E. Chávez National Monument.

Details about where and when Obama will be aren't made available for security purposes, the Los Angeles Police Department said, but streets that may be affected are being made public.

"Every effort will be made to minimize the traffic impact to the public while the president is traveling through the city," LAPD said in its advisory.

The following streets may experience temporary closures, LAPD said, though closures and routes are subject to change. A map of the closures is below.

From 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday:

  • Pico Boulevard between Overland Avenue and Beverly Drive
  • Avenue of the Stars between Olympic and Sunset boulevards
  • Sunset Boulevard between Beverly Glen Boulevard and Doheny Drive

From 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday:

  • Sunset Boulevard between Beverly Glen Boulevard and Doheny Drive
  • North Whittier Drive between Sunset and Santa Monica boulevards

From 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday:

  • Avenue of the Stars between Wilshire and Pico boulevards
  • Motor Avenue between Pico Boulevard and the Santa Monica (10) Freeway
  • Streets around LA Live

From 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. Sunday:

  • Motor Avenue between National and Pico boulevards
  • Avenue of the Stars between Pico and Santa Monica boulevards

7 to 9 a.m. Monday:

  • Avenue of the Stars between Pico and Santa Monica boulevards

Motorists are encouraged to plan to avoid those areas when traffic may halted for the president’s motorcade.


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