Oscars bring traffic to a halt in Hollywood

As you can see from the map above, the final round of major road closures around the Oscars venue at the Hollywood and Highland center kicked in on Sunday morning (Feb. 26). Hollywood Blvd. is shut down from El Cerrito Place in the west to Wilcox Avenue in the east. The perimeter has been secured from Yucca St in the north to Hawthorn Avenue in the south.

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Throughout the week leading up to Oscar Sunday, the area surrounding the Dolby Theater became a n0-go zone for traffic of all kinds. Sidewalks were closed and the subway won’t stop at the Hollywood & Highland station next Sunday either.

To accommodate the construction of press risers, fan bleachers and pre-show stages along the Oscars red carpet, Hollywood Boulevard was closed between Highland Avenue and Orange Drive beginning at last Sunday and will remain closed until 6 a.m. on Wednesday March 1.

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But don’t despair about the famous folk attending the ceremony having to make it there on foot. Limos will be exempt from these closures and will be allowed to drop off their celebrity passengers at the beginning of the red carpet that will be rolled out along Hollywood Boulevard.

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