LOS ANGELES - The City of Los Angeles and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will continue to implement and increase street closures in Hollywood for Oscar weekend.
The street closures are in place “to ensure public safety, support security strategies and facilitate the production of this year’s Oscars,” the Academy said in a press release.
Starting at 3 a.m. Sunday, Hollywood Boulevard will be closed between Highland Avenue and Orange Drive and will reopen Wednesday, Feb. 12.
Starting Saturday, officials will:
• Close Orchid Avenue from 60 feet south of Franklin Blvd. to Orchid Alley from 6 a.m. Saturday to 6 p.m. Monday, with the exception of residents, emergency vehicles and hotel loading.
• Close Orange Drive from Orchid Alley to Hollywood Boulevard from 6 a.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Monday.
• Close north and south sidewalk of Hawthorne Avenue from Highland Avenue to Orange Drive from 12:01 a.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Monday.
• Close north side of Hollywood Blvd. from Highland Ave. to Orange Dr. from 10 p.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Monday.
• The Hollywood & Highland MTA bus station will be passed-by from the last regularly scheduled trail on Saturday until 6 a.m. Monday. Pedestrian traffic will be rerouted to the south sidewalk.
• Close west sidewalk of Highland Avenue from Johnny Grant Way south to Hollywood Boulevard from 10 p.m. Saturday to 9 a.m. Monday.
• Close Johnny Grant Way from Highland Avenue to Orchid Avenue from 10 p.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday.