Westside rush hour drivers, be warned. Obama's 16th presidential visit to L.A. is expected to tie up traffic across a broad section of the city Monday night and Tuesday morning, aggravating an already difficult travel time.
AirForce one is expected to touch down at LAX sometime between 4 and 5 p.m. Monday, possibly closing sections of roadway adjacent to the airport, City News Service reports.
From there, the President will likely take a helicopter to the Veterans Administration hospital in Westwood, and then a motorcade to Beverly Hills or Beverly Center area, CNS reports. That route could always change, and LAPD would only give a general time-frame and area for security reasons. But City News reports delays could affect the area bounded by the 405 on the west, Santa Monica Boulevard on the north, La Cienega Boulevard on the east, and Venice Boulevard on the south.
Police warned those delays could continue as late as 10 p.m. Monday, and continue on Tuesday as the President heads to Hancock Park for a fundraiser at Friends co-creator Marta Kauffman. After that, he'll head toward Dreamworks Studios in Glendale. According to CNS:
Between 8 and 10:45 a.m., some streets in the Hancock Park area will be barricaded at times, in the area bounded by Fairfax Avenue on the west, Beverly Boulevard to the north, Western Avenue to the east and Pico Boulevard to the south.
At 10:30 a.m., streets will begin closing in Glendale, in an area bounded generally by San Fernando Road to the northeast, Grandview Avenue to the northwest, and Riverside Drive and the Los Angeles River to the south.
Obama is working on raising funds for his Democratic Party. In addition to Kauffman's home, the President is expected to make stops at basketball legend Earvin "Magic" Johnson's estate, and that of "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" mogul Haim Saban — whose mansion was also recently visited by Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi, among others.