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Obama in LA for national monument designation; how to avoid the traffic

A driver rides the Angeles Crest Highway (State Route 2) in the Angeles National Forest on October 2, 2013 in the San Gabriel Mountains, northeast of Los Angeles, California. On Friday, October 10, 2014, President Barack Obama is scheduled to designate a portion of these mountains as a national monument.
A driver rides the Angeles Crest Highway (State Route 2) in the Angeles National Forest on October 2, 2013 in the San Gabriel Mountains, northeast of Los Angeles, California. On Friday, October 10, 2014, President Barack Obama is scheduled to designate a portion of these mountains as a national monument.
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President Barack Obama will be visiting Los Angeles Thursday and Friday on the heels of the vice president's trip to the area, which means more traffic for local residents.

On Friday the president is scheduled to make an appearance at Bonelli Park in San Dimas, where Capitol Hill sources tell KPCC he will designate a portion of the San Gabriel Mountains as a national monument.

Obama's trip will also include a talk on the nation's economy, according to the Associated Press, which reports the president is due to arrive at about 2 p.m. Thursday at Los Angeles International Airport.

Obama will discuss the progress of the economy at an event in Santa Monica and will also attend a Democratic National Committee fundraiser, AP reports.

Traffic Impact

The areas around the following streets and intersections will be impacted by traffic during the president's visit, according to the Los Angeles Police Department:

Thursday

Time Location
1:30pm - 3:30p.m. Centinela Ave between Ocean Park Bl & Olympic Bl
1:30p.m. - 3:30p.m. Lincoln Boulevard between Pico Bl & Wilshire Bl
3:30p.m. - 5:00p.m. Santa Monica Bl between btwn 26th St. & Ocean Ave
3:30p.m. - 5:00p.m. Ocean Avenue between Pico Bl & San Vicente Bl
5:00p.m. - 7:30p.m San Vicente Bl between Ocean Ave & Bundy Dr
5:00p.m. - 7:30p.m. Sunset Bl between Allenford Ave & Barrington Ave
5:00p.m- 7:30p.m. Sunset Boulevard between Allenford Ave & Roxbury Dr
7:30p.m.-9:00p.m. Beverly Glen Bl between Sunset Bl & Santa Monica Bl
7:30p.m- 9:00p.m. Wilshire Bl between Sawtelle Bl & Santa Monica Bl

Friday

Time Location
9:00a.m.-11:00a.m. Wilshire Bl between Veteran Ave & Comstock Ave
9:00a.m.-11:00a.m. Beverly Glen Bl between Ashton Ave & Bellagio Rd
10:00a.m.-1:00p.m. Sunset Bl between Hilgard Ave & Carolwood Dr
10:00a.m.-1:00p.m. Beverly Glen Bl between Bellagio Rd. & Pico Bl
10:00a.m.-1:00p.m. Pico Bl between Prosser Ave & Century Park East

Hard closure

Police also warn that a hard closure will be in effect along Hilgard Avenue between Le Conte and Weyburn avenues from 8 a.m. Thursday to 6 p.m. Friday.

Bus routes

The Metro Bus Orange Line route 302/2 on Hilgard Avenue between Le Conte and Weyburn avenues will be cancelled from 11:00 a.m. Thursday through 4:00 p.m. Friday, according to police.