Oscar ceremony prompts road closures in Hollywood

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Several road closures and restrictions are in place around Hollywood in preparation for the 89th annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on Feb. 26. (KABC)

Several road closures and restrictions are in place around Hollywood in preparation for the 89th annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on Feb. 26.

All lanes of Hollywood Boulevard have been closed between Orange Drive and Highland Avenue. That stretch will remain blocked until 6 a.m. March 3.

Most of the Oscars decor will be removed from Hollywood Boulevard by the morning of March 1, however, two movie premieres are planned in the same area on March 1 and March 2, resulting in the extended closure until March 3.

Current street/sidewalk closures and restrictions:
  • All lanes of Hollywood Boulevard between Orange Drive and Highland Avenue.

  • The south sidewalk of Hollywood Boulevard between Orange and Highland, with the exception of an 8-foot pedestrian access.

  • The north sidewalk of Hollywood Boulevard directly in front of the Dolby Theatre portal.

  • The north sidewalk of Hollywood Boulevard from Highland to Orange, with the exception of an 8-foot pedestrian access.

  • The pedestrian mid-block crosswalk on Hollywood Boulevard between Highland and Orange


Street/sidewalk closures and restrictions slated to occur as ceremony approaches:

(Happening 10 p.m. on Feb. 20)
  • The Hawthorn Alley on the east side of the El Capitan Theatre from Hollywood Boulevard south 210 feet.


(Happening on Feb. 24)
  • Hawthorn Avenue between Highland and Orange.


(Happening on Feb. 25)
  • Orchid Street will close from 60 feet south of Franklin Boulevard to Orchid Alley.

  • Orange will close from Orchid Alley to Hollywood Boulevard.

  • The north and south sidewalks of Hawthorn Avenue will close from Highland to Orange.

  • The north sidewalk of Hollywood Boulevard will close completely from Highland to Orange.

  • The west sidewalk of Highland will close from Johnny Grant Way south to Hollywood Boulevard.

  • Johnny Grant Way from Highland to Orchid Street will close.

(Happening on Feb. 26 - Oscar Sunday)
  • The remainder of Hawthorn Alley from Orange to Highland will close.

  • Orange will close from Hawthorn to Hollywood Boulevard.

  • The north and south sidewalks of Hollywood Boulevard from Highland to 300 feet east of Highland will close.

  • The south sidewalk of Hollywood Boulevard will close directly in front of the north-south running Hawthorn Alley.

  • The east and west sidewalks of Highland from Hollywood Boulevard to Hawthorn will close.

  • The east sidewalk of Highland will close from Yucca Street south to the alley.

  • The north and south crosswalks on Hollywood Boulevard at the Highland intersection.

  • Hollywood Boulevard will be closed from La Brea Boulevard to Orange Drive, and from Highland Avenue to Cahuenga Boulevard.

  • Hawthorn Avenue will close between Orange Drive and La Brea, and from Highland and McCadden Place.

  • McCadden Place will close from Yucca Street to Hollywood Boulevard.

  • Wilcox Avenue will close between Sunset and Cahuenga boulevards.

  • Also on Oscar Sunday, Metro Red Line trains will bypass the Hollywood and Highland station. Regular service will resume at 6 a.m. Feb. 27.

MORE: Here are your 2017 Oscar nominees

Watch the 89th Oscars hosted by Jimmy Kimmel on Sunday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. ET | 4 p.m. PT on ABC.

City News Service contributed to this report.
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