Traffic advisory announced ahead of Obama arrival

President Barack Obama greets Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti at LAX on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles Times/MCT)

(CNS) President Barack Obama is scheduled to arrive at Los
Angeles International just in time for today’s afternoon rush hour, meaning
motorists in selected areas should be prepared for detours or delays.
Obama will be taping an appearance on the ABC late-night talk show
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” in Hollywood and conducting a Democratic National
Committee fundraiser in Santa Monica.
Hollywood Boulevard will be closed between Orange Drive and Highland
Avenue between 4:25 p.m. and 5:45 p.m., according to the Los Angeles Police
Department. Hawthorn Avenue will also be closed between Orange Drive and
Highland Avenue.
Sepulveda Boulevard will be closed between Lincoln and Century
boulevards for an eight-minute span sometime between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
In Santa Monica, there will be a hard closure between 4 and 7:30 p.m. on
20th Street between Marguerita and Carlyle avenues. There will also be a hard
closure of 19th Street between Marguerita and Carlyle avenues in Santa Monica
between 6:15 and 7:30 p.m.
In Burbank, north and southbound Hollywood Way will be fully closed
between Empire Avenue and Glenoaks Boulevard between 4 and 5:30 p.m.
The LAPD is recommending that motorists avoid the following areas
because of expected traffic congestion:
— Sepulveda Boulevard between Lincoln and Century boulevards between 3
and 5 p.m.;
— Hollywood Way between Empire Avenue and North Glenoaks Boulevard
between 3:30 and 5 p.m.;
— Sheldon Street between Roscoe Boulevard and San Fernando Road from
3:30 to 5 p.m.;
— The area around Highland Avenue between the Hollywood Bowl and Sunset
Boulevard between 4 and 6 p.m.;
— The area around Ocean Avenue between Pico and San Vicente boulevards
between 4 and 7:30 p.m.;
— The area around San Vicente Boulevard between Ocean Avenue and 25th
Street between 4 and 7:30 p.m.;
— The area around Overland Avenue between National Place and Tennessee
Avenue between 7 and 8:30 p.m.;
— The area around Pico Boulevard between Overland Avenue and Century
Park East between 7 and 8:30 p.m.;
— The area around Avenue of the Stars between Pico and Olympic
boulevards between 7 and 8:30 p.m.;
In Burbank, Officer Joshua Kendrick said traffic will be affected on
side streets as well: Thornton Avenue, Burton Avenue, Tulare Avenue, San
Fernando Boulevard and Cohasset Street.
On Friday, motorists should avoid the area around West Pico Boulevard
between Avenue of the Stars and Westwood Boulevard between 6 and 8 a.m.,
according to the LAPD.
The area around Overland Avenue between West Olympic Boulevard and
National Boulevard will be congested between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. Friday, and the
area from around South Centinela Avenue between Pico and Ocean Park boulevards
should be avoided between 6 and 8 a.m.
Obama is scheduled to leave Los Angeles at 10:15 a.m. Friday.