With President Barack Obama coming to town Thursday, motorists can expect the usual spate of rolling street closures and traffic headaches, particularly in the West Los Angeles and Westwood areas.
Obama is due to arrive in Los Angeles Thursday evening and leave Friday around midday, attending a pair of fundraisers.
Although the president’s exact travel plans are never released, the Los Angeles Police Department provided a list of areas motorists may want to avoid during Obama’s visit.
Police recommended that motorists avoid the following areas on Thursday:
— The area around South Centinela Avenue between Ocean Park and Pico boulevards, from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m.;
— Sunset Boulevard between Sepulveda and Beverly Glen boulevards, from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m.;
— St. Pierre Road and St. Cloud Road between Bel Air Road and Beverly Glen Boulevard, from 7:30 to 9:45 p.m.;
— Sunset between Beverly Glen and Royce Drive, from 9 to 10:30 p.m.;
— Hilgard Avenue between Sunset and Weyburn Avenue, from 9 to 10:30 p.m.; and
— Tiverton Avenue between Le Conte and Weyburn avenues, from 9 to 10:30 p.m.
On Friday, police recommend avoiding the following areas:
— The area around Hilgard Avenue between Weyburn and Sunset, from 9:30 to 11 a.m.;
— Sunset between Loring Avenue west to Burlingame Avenue, from 9:30 to 11 a.m.;
— Bristol Avenue between Sunset and Westboro Street, from 9:30 to 11 a.m.;
— North Cliffwood Avenue between Westboro and Highwood streets, from 10:30 a.m. to noon;
— Sunset Boulevard between Bristol Avenue and Sepulveda Boulevard, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; and
— Centinela Avenue between Ocean Park and Pico boulevards, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Hilgard Avenue will be closed from 4 p.m. Thursday until 1 p.m. Friday. Malcolm Avenue will be closed from 7 p.m. Thursday until 1 p.m. Friday. Cliffwood Avenue will be closed from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday.
— Wire reports