If you're planning on having brunch this weekend, you might want to steer clear of any joints around the Hollywood area. Several streets in the area, as well as surrounding commuting arteries, will be shut down Sunday to make way for the Resist March, which will further clog an already congested area. This year, the L.A. Pride parade will be replaced by this march, though the week-long festival will still be going on.
The march will kick off at Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea Avenue at 10 a.m. and will culminate at its final destination: the L.A. Pride festival into West Hollywood. However, Resist organizers told KPCC that there will be no public access to Hollywood Boulevard via La Brea prior to the march, so they say to gather at Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue.
The festival will cause the shutdown of another major road in West Hollywood even earlier. San Vicente Boulevard will be closed between Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue starting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 8, and will last through 10 a.m. on Monday, June 12.
On Sunday, Hollywood Boulevard will be closed off between La Brea and Highland Avenue as early as 6 a.m. through noon. Closure time for other streets can begin as early as 8 a.m. and will reopen as the march rolls through the area. Those are as follows:
- La Brea Avenue, between Hollywood and Sunset boulevards
- Sunset Boulevard, between La Brea and Fairfax avenues
- Fairfax Avenue, between Sunset and Santa Monica boulevards
- Santa Monica Boulevard, between Fairfax Avenue and the City of West Hollywood
Though the shutdowns will only last a couple of hours and span a few miles of road, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation is urging motorists to avoid the area if possible and plan an alternate route ahead of time.
Check out this map for a full breakdown of closures:
Bruce Gillman, with the city's Department of Transportation, recommends staying clear of Santa Monica Boulevard as much as possible because of the large crowds associated with the L.A. Pride festival. Parking will also be highly restricted so he also urges people to take public transportation, like the nearby Metro Red Line, if possible.
This story has been updated.