Street and walkway closures to begin the week before the Oscars

The backdrop of the stage with the Oscar Award is seen onstage during the 84th Academy Awards
The backdrop of the stage with the Oscar Award is seen onstage during the 84th Academy Awards Kevin Winter/Getty Images

The 84th Academy Awards are less than two weeks away, and Hollywood’s big show will be making its presence felt on L.A. streets starting this weekend.

The intersection of Hollywood and Highland is the nexus of all things Oscar and some alleys, sidewalks and curbs in the immediate vicinity have already been closed. But the real headaches will begin Sunday night at 10 p.m.

On Sunday, Feb. 20, Hollywood Boulevard will be shut down between Orange Drive and Highland Avenue. Don’t think about driving that stretch again until the Tuesday after the ceremony.

And drivers aren’t the only ones that will feel the effects of the Oscars — the pedestrian crosswalk in front of the Kodak Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard will also shut down come Sunday night.

For those looking for alternate ways to navigate the area, the Metro Red Line will continue stopping at the Hollywood and Highland station until the last train runs on Saturday night before the Oscars. Then it will bypass the station until the morning after the awards show.

For the full list of street closures, check out oscars.org/closures.

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