Academy Awards cause Los Angeles road closures

Preparations for the 85th Annual Academy Awards Sunday, Feb. 24, have already resulted in road closures in the Los Angeles area.

Organizers have already begun closing roads around the Dolby Theatre near Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue. Hollywood Boulevard between Orange Drive and Highland Avenue will remain closed until 6 a.m. Feb. 26, according to KTLA News.

At 12:01 a.m. Friday, Hawthorn Avenue will close between Highland Avenue and Orange Drive.

On Saturday, the day before the show, a series of other closures will begin:

  • Orchid Street will close from 60 feet south of Franklin Boulevard to Orchid Alley.
  • Orange Drive will close from Orchid Alley to Hollywood Boulevard.
  • Johnny Grant Way from Highland Avenue to Orchid Street will close.

On Sunday Feb. 24, the following restrictions will take effect:

  • Orange Drive will close from Hawthorn Avenue to Hollywood Boulevard.
  • The northbound and southbound off ramps of the 101 Freeway at Highland Avenue will close.


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