Hollywood streets close for Academy Awards preparations

Hollywood street closures begin for Oscars prep

A block of Hollywood Boulevard will be closed to traffic for 10 days starting Sunday night, among the many road and subway closures expected before next week's 87th Academy Awards.

All lanes on Hollywood Boulevard between Highland Avenue and Orange Drive will be closed at 10 p.m. in order to erect the stages, bleachers and props along the red carpet for the Feb. 22 awards show, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said in a statement.

This section of the boulevard will remain closed until 6 a.m. Feb. 24.

Both the north and south sidewalks on Hollywood Boulevard between Highland Avenue and Orange Drive will also be shut down except for an 8-foot-wide pedestrian access.

The section of the north sidewalk directly in front of the Dolby Theatre, where the annual awards show is held, will be completely closed to foot traffic starting at 10 p.m.

Sidewalks will also reopen at 6 a.m. Feb. 24.

In the lead up to the show, other streets and sidewalks around the Dolby Theatre will also be closed, and a full listing is available online.

Hawthorn Avenue will be completely closed Friday through Feb. 23.

The MTA's Red Line subway will bypass the Hollywood and Highland station near the Dolby Theatre  between 6 p.m. Feb. 21 until 6 a.m. Feb. 23.

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