All the Details of Street Closures for the Oscars

Your guide to getting around Hollywood this weekend

Some cities have streets that close down for days at a time because of snow. In Los Angeles, we have Oscars street closures. 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 2020 Oscars take place on Sunday, February 9 at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. Crews have already begun work on preparations—and with that comes an initial round of street closures.

Map of closures in place on Sunday, February 9

Image courtesy of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences


  • Orchid Alley from Orange Drive to Orchid Avenue
  • Hollywood Boulevard, including sidewalks and crosswalks, from Highland Avenue to Orange Drive
  • Orange Drive, curb lanes only, from Hollywood Boulevard to Orchid Alley
  • Hawthorn Avenue from Highland Avenue to Orange Drive (Metro buses will continue to run but be detoured)
  • Hawthorn Alley on the east side of the El Capitan Theater


  • Orchid Avenue from Franklin Boulevard to Orchid Alley
  • Orange Drive, all lanes, from Orchid Alley to Hollywood
  • Hollywood Boulevard north sidewalk from Highland Avenue to Orange Drive
  • Highland Avenue west sidewalk from Johnny Grant Way to Hollywood Boulevard
  • Hawthorn Alley remainder not previously closed


  • Hollywood/Highland Metro Station closed
  • Orange Drive from Hollywood Boulevard to Lanewood Avenue
  • Hollywood Boulevard from La Brea Boulevard to Cahuenga Boulevard
  • Highland Avenue from Sunset Boulevard to Franklin Avenue
  • Hawthorn Avenue from MaCadden Place to La Brea Boulevard
  • Yucca Street from Wilcox Avenue to Highland Avenue
  • Wilcox Avenue from Sunset Boulevard to Cahuenga Avenue

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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