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Oscars 2017: How to navigate around major Hollywood street closures

File photo of Hollywood Boulevard street sign.
File photo of Hollywood Boulevard street sign.
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On Sunday, Feb. 26, most streets around The Dolby Theatre in Hollywood will be impenetrable to make way for the Academy Awards. But, with the big night less than two weeks away, folks are already starting to find their regular commute blocked by closed road signs. 

The most impactful closure will begin 10 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 19 through Wednesday, March 1, with a complete shutdown of Hollywood Boulevard between Highland Avenue and Orange Drive.

However, motorists should also be aware of other minor alternating closures, some already in effect and others that will be implemented starting this Sunday, Feb. 19. 

Here's a visual breakdown of surrounding streets to avoid and when: 

Feb. 26, the day of the ceremony. 

The area will experience significant sidewalk and street closures for most of the day. 

Wednesday, Feb. 15

The north curb lane of Hawthorn Avenue from Highland Avenue to Orange Drive will be closed. All lanes of Hollywood Boulevard from Orange Drive to Highland Avenue will remain closed. 

Areas marked in red will be shut down starting Feb. 15, 2017 until 6 a.m. March 1, 2017.
Areas marked in red will be shut down starting Feb. 15, 2017 until 6 a.m. March 1, 2017.

Sunday, Feb. 19

The sidewalks along Hollywood Boulevard and in front of the Dolby Theatre will close between Orange Drive to Highland Avenue. The pedestrian crosswalk mid-block between Orange Drive and Highland Avenue will also close. The south curb lane of Hawthorn Avenue will shut down, and part of the Hawthorn Alley behind El Capitan Theatre will close. 

Areas marked in red will be shut down from from 6 p.m. Feb. 19 to 6 a.m. March 1.
Areas marked in red will be shut down from from 6 p.m. Feb. 19 to 6 a.m. March 1.

Monday, Feb. 20

Hawthorn Alley on the east side of the El Capitan Theatre will close. 

Areas marked in red will be closed from 10 p.m. Feb. 20 to 6 a.m. March 1.
Areas marked in red will be closed from 10 p.m. Feb. 20 to 6 a.m. March 1.

Friday, Feb. 24

Hawthorne Avenue from Highland Avenue to Orange Drive will close. 

Areas marked in red will be shut down from 12:01 a.m. Feb. 24 to 6 a.m. February 27.
Areas marked in red will be shut down from 12:01 a.m. Feb. 24 to 6 a.m. February 27.

Saturday, Feb. 25

Significant sections of Orchid Street and Orchid Alley will shut down. The north and south sidewalk of Hawthorn Avenue will close. The MTA station will be by-passed from the last regularly scheduled train Feb. 25 until the first scheduled train after 6 a.m. on Feb. 27. The west sidewalk and lanes of Johnny Grant Way will also close. 

Areas marked in red will be shut down from 6 a.m. Feb. 25 to 6 a.m. Feb. 27.
Areas marked in red will be shut down from 6 a.m. Feb. 25 to 6 a.m. Feb. 27.

For more details on minor closures in the area, including pedestrian sidewalks, check out this map