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Hollywood Hills residents angered by plan to close 101 offramp
Hollywood Hills residents angered by plan to close 101 offramp

A plan to permanently close a major offramp from the Hollywood Freeway to make way for an expansion of Universal Studios is fueling outrage from residents who say it will cut off their community. The southbound Barham Boulevard exit ramp near Universal City will be shut down — probably in the coming year — as part of NBCUniversal's $1.6-billion project that includes the building of a Harry Potter-themed attraction. "It's an abomination; a developer was able to confiscate an exit on a state-funded highway for their own personal use," said John Strozdas, a Hollywood Hills resident whose family uses the ramp to get home from the San Fernando Valley. ...

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