Traveling through the heart of Hollywood remains a challenging proposition this weekend due to Sunday’s Oscars ceremony.
Hollywood Boulevard is completely closed in both directions between Highland Avenue and Orange Drive, and will remain closed until 6 a.m. on Wednesday.
Other closures in effect are:
— south sidewalk of Hollywood Boulevard between Orange and Highland, with the exception of an 8-foot pedestrian access;
— north sidewalk of Hollywood Boulevard directly in front of the Dolby Theatre portal;
— north sidewalk of Hollywood Boulevard from Highland to Orange, with the exception of an 8-foot pedestrian access;
— pedestrian mid-block crosswalk on Hollywood Boulevard between Highland and Orange;
— south curb lane of Hawthorn Avenue from Highland to Orange;
— Hawthorn Alley east of the El Capitan Theatre from Hollywood Boulevard south 210 feet;
— Hawthorn Avenue between Highland and Orange.
On Saturday, the day before the telecast, a series of other closures began:
— Orchid Street from 60 feet south of Franklin Boulevard to Orchid Alley;
— Orange from Orchid Alley to Hollywood Boulevard;
— The north and south sidewalks of Hawthorn Avenue from Highland to Orange;
— The north sidewalk of Hollywood Boulevard from Highland to Orange;
— The west sidewalk of Highland from Johnny Grant Way south to Hollywood Boulevard;
— Johnny Grant Way from Highland to Orchid Street.
On Oscar Sunday, the following restrictions will take effect:
— The remainder of Hawthorn Alley from Orange to Highland will close.
— Orange will close from Lanewood Avenue to Hollywood Boulevard.
— The north and south sidewalks of Hollywood Boulevard from Highland to 300 feet east of Highland will close, with an 8-foot pedestrian access on the south side.
— The south sidewalk of Hollywood Boulevard will close directly in front of the north-south running Hawthorn Alley.
— The east sidewalk and curb lane of Highland from Yucca Street to Sunset Boulevard will close, except for an 8-foot pedestrian access.
— The west sidewalk and curb lane of Highland from Johnny Grant to Sunset Boulevard will close, except for an 8-foot pedestrian access.
— The north and south crosswalks on Hollywood Boulevard at the Highland intersection will close.
— Highland Avenue will close from Sunset to Franklin Avenue.
— 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.
Metro bus routes along Hollywood Boulevard will be re-routed during the street closures.
Also on Oscar Sunday, Metro Red Line trains will bypass the Hollywood and Highland station. Regular service will resume at 6 a.m. on Monday.