All the Details of Street Closures for the Oscars

Hope you weren’t planning to go to Hollywood this weekend

Some cities have streets that close down for days at a time because of snow. In Los Angeles, we have the Oscars. Our own little blizzard of showbiz magic, if you will. (Or maybe not.) But the point is that it’s also kind of annoying.

The 2018 Oscars take place on Sunday, March 4 at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. Crews have already begun work on preparations—and with that comes an initial round of street closures.

Now in effect: 

  • Orchid Alley from Orange Drive to Orchid Avenue (closed until March 10 at 8 a.m.)
  • Hollywood Boulevard, including sidewalks and crosswalks, from Highland Avenue to Orange Drive (closed until March 7 at 6 a.m.)
  • Orange Drive, curb lanes only, from Hollywood Boulevard to Orchid Alley (closed until March 6 at 6 p.m.)
  • Hawthorn Avenue from Highland Avenue to Orange Drive (closed until March 7 at 6 a.m.; Metro buses will continue to run but be detoured)
  • Hawthorn Alley on the east side of the El Capitan Theater

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As we go into the weekend, a larger perimeter starts to go into effect.

Saturday: 

  • Orchid Avenue from Franklin Boulevard to Orchid Alley (closed 6 a.m., March 3 to 6 a.m. March 5)
  • Orange Drive, all lanes, from Orchid Alley to Hollywood (closed 6 a.m., March 3 to 6 a.m. March 5; some local resident access permitted)
  • Hollywood Boulevard north sidewalk from Highland Avenue to Orange Drive (closed 10 p.m., March 3 to 6 a.m., March 5; Metro will halt service to the Hollywood & Highland station area)
  • Highland Avenue west sidewalk from Johnny Grant Way to Hollywood Boulevard (closed 10 p.m., March 3 to 9 a.m., March 5)

And then, in the wee hours of Saturday night to Sunday morning, the biggest wave of closures hits.

Sunday: 

  • Hawthorn Alley from Orange Drive to Highland Avenue (closed 12:01 a.m., March 4 to 6 a.m., March 5)
  • Orange Drive from Hollywood Boulevard to Lanewood Avenue (closed 12:01 a.m., March 4 to 6 a.m., March 5)
  • Hollywood Boulevard from La Brea Boulevard to Cahuenga Boulevard (closed 4 a.m., March 4 to 4 a.m., March 5)
  • Highland Avenue from Sunset Boulevard to Franklin Avenue (closed 4 a.m., March 4 to 4 a.m., March 5)
  • Hawthorn Avenue from MaCadden Place to La Brea Boulevard (closed 4 a.m., March 4 to 4 a.m., March 5; some local resident access permitted)
  • Yucca Street from Wilcox Avenue to Highland Avenue (closed 4 a.m., March 4 to 4 a.m., March 5; some local resident access permitted)
  • Wilcox Avenue from Sunset Boulevard to Cahuenga Avenue (closed 4 a.m., March 4 to 4 a.m., March 5; some local resident access permitted)
Map of closures on Sunday, March 4

Image courtesy of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

In addition to the scheduled closures, be aware that any streets in the area that intersect with Hollywood Boulevard or Highland Avenue are subject to rolling closures at the discretion of LAPD and LADOT.


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