President Barack Obama talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a phone call from the Oval Office, Monday, June 8, 2009. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza
President Barack Obama talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a phone call from the Oval Office, Monday, June 8, 2009. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

President Barack Obama will be arriving in Los Angeles Thursday just in time for the afternoon rush hour, meaning motorists in selected areas should be prepared for detours or delays.

Obama will be attending a Democratic National Committee fundraiser and filming a segment for “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”

Hollywood Boulevard will be closed between North Orange Drive and North Highland Avenue between 4:25 p.m. and 5:45 p.m., according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Hawthorn Avenue will also be closed between North Orange Drive and North Highland Avenue.

Sepulveda Boulevard will be closed between Lincoln and Century boulevards for an eight-minute span sometime between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

In Santa Monica, there will be a hard closure between 4 and 7:30 p.m. on 20th Street between Marguerita and Carlyle avenues. There will also be a hard closure of 19th Street between Marguerita and Carlyle avenues in Santa Monica between 6:15 and 7:30 p.m.

In Burbank, north and southbound Hollywood Way will be fully closed between Empire Avenue and Glenoaks Boulevard between 4 and 5:30 p.m.

The LAPD is recommending that motorists avoid the following areas because of expected traffic congestion:

— Sepulveda Boulevard between Lincoln and Century boulevards between 3 and 5 p.m.;

— North Hollywood Way between West Empire Avenue and North Glenoaks Boulevard between 3:30 and 5 p.m.;

— Sheldon Street between Roscoe Boulevard and San Fernando Road from 3:30 to 5 p.m.;

— The area around Highland Avenue between the Hollywood Bowl and Sunset Boulevard between 4 and 6 p.m.;

— The area around Ocean Avenue between Pico and San Vicente boulevards between 4 and 7:30 p.m.;

— The area around San Vicente Boulevard between Ocean Avenue and 25th Street between 4 and 7:30 p.m.;

— The area around Overland Avenue between National Place and Tennessee Avenue between 7 and 8:30 p.m.;

— The area around West Pico Boulevard between Overland Avenue and Century Park East between 7 and 8:30 p.m.;

— The area around Avenue of the Stars between West Pico and West Olympic boulevards between 7 and 8:30 p.m.;

In Burbank, Officer Joshua Kendrick said traffic will be affected on side streets as well: Thornton Avenue, Burton Avenue, Tulare Avenue, San Fernando Boulevard and Cohasset Street.

On Friday, motorists should avoid the area around West Pico Boulevard between Avenue of the Stars and Westwood Boulevard between 6 and 8 a.m., according to the LAPD.

The area around Overland Avenue between West Olympic Boulevard and National Boulevard will be congested between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. Friday, and the area from around South Centinela Avenue between Pico and Ocean Park boulevards should be avoided between 6 and 8 a.m.

Obama is scheduled to leave Los Angeles at 10:15 a.m. Friday.

City News Service

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