President Obama’s fundraising tour to hit Los Angeles, and commuters


President Obama’s scheduled arrival in Los Angeles Wednesday afternoon will mean two things: big bucks for his fundraising tour and traffic headaches for commuters as his motorcade hopscotches across the city.

Obama will be arriving in L.A. after first stopping in San Francisco. He kicked off his West Coast tour on Tuesday with a stop in Seattle.

For the president’s L.A. visit, a section of West Hollywood will be affected for most of Wednesday and Thursday, with areas in between shut down sporadically, police warned. Here’s a look at the street closures planned over the two-day visit:


From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, police will be blocking traffic around Beverly Boulevard and North Doheny Drive.

From 2 to 4 p.m., the area around La Brea Avenue and West Olympic Boulevard in Mid-Wilshire will be affected, and from 4 to 8 p.m., roads around West 3rd Street and Rossmore Avenue in Hancock Park will see delays.

Rimpau Boulevard, between Edgewood Place and Olympic, and Olympic between Rimpau and West boulevards, will also be shut down the entire day, according to the LAPD.

From 4 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, the area around Beverly and Doheny will remain affected by the president’s visit, along with the area around Grand Avenue and West Washington Boulevard downtown.

The president will be in the Pacific Palisades area of Sunset Boulevard and Mandeville Canyon Road between 9 and 11 a.m., then Brentwood between 10 a.m. to noon and Exposition Park, near Figueroa Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Police will close West Martin Luther King from Hoover to South Figueroa streets; Figueroa from Exposition Park Drive and West Martin Luther King Jr.; West Washington between South Flower Street and Grand; South Flower between West Washington and West 23rd Street, and South Grand between West Washington and West 23rd.

Bus routes connected to the shutdown areas Wednesday and Thursday will also be affected.

The president is scheduled to attend Democratic National Committee events Wednesday night and Thursday, in addition to visiting Los Angeles Trade-Technical College.

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