Oscars 2017: Hollywood street closures

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It’s that time of year once again when the biggest stars in movie descend upon Hollywood to claim their Oscars—and bring traffic in the area to a standstill. Yes, it’s Oscars road closure season.

The Los Angeles Department of Transportation has released street closures and tow zones for the event. As always, it’s lengthy, so strap in.

Roads began closing last weekend, with Hollywood Boulevard closed to traffic between Orange and Highland to make way for the red carpet arrival area. LADOT tells us that back-to-back movie premieres after the ceremony will push back Hollywood Boulevard’s reopening to 6 a.m. March 3.

On February 26—the day of the ceremony—Hollywood will be closed to traffic from La Brea to Cahuenga Boulevard starting at 4 a.m. Highland will also be closed between Sunset and Franklin Avenue. Also closed the day of the ceremony will be the southbound Highland Avenue off-ramp from the 101 Freeway.

In addition to the street closures, parking in the area will be severely restricted on February 26. Parking in any of these areas from 6 a.m. to midnight will get your car towed:

  • Franklin Avenue between La Brea Avenue & Cahuenga Boulevard — Both sides
  • Hollywood Boulevard between Cahuenga Boulevard & Vine Street — North side
  • Hollywood Boulevard between Highland Avenue & Cahuenga Boulevard — Both sides
  • Hollywood Boulevard between Highland Avenue & La Brea Avenue — Both sides
  • Highland Avenue between Franklin Avenue & Sunset Boulevard — Both sides
  • Hawthorn Avenue between La Brea Avenue & Highland Avenue — Both sides
  • Orange Drive between Hollywood Boulevard & Sunset Boulevard — Both sides
  • Sunset Boulevard between Detroit Street & Vine Street — Both sides
  • Wilcox Avenue between Sunset Boulevard & Franklin Avenue — Both sides
  • McCadden Place between Yucca Street & Hollywood Boulevard — Both sides
  • Yucca Street between Highland Avenue & Las Palmas Avenue — Both sides
  • Highland Avenue between Sunset Boulevard & Santa Monica Boulevard — East side
  • Wilcox Avenue between Fountain Avenue & Sunset Boulevard — Both sides
  • De Longpre Avenue between Wilcox Avenue & Cahuenga Boulevard — Both sides
  • Cole Place between Cahuenga Boulevard & Fountain Avenue — Both sides
  • Fountain Avenue between Wilcox Avenue & Cole Place — Both sides
  • Hollywood Boulevard between Vine St & Argyle Ave — South side
  • Argyle Avenue between Yucca St & Hollywood Bl — East side
  • Outpost Drive between Franklin Avenue & La Pressa Drive — Both sides
  • Outpost Circle between Outpost Drive & Hillside Avenue — Both sides
  • El Cerrito Place between Outpost Drive & Hillside Avenue — Both sides

From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.February 26, parking on the following streets will result in an automatic tow:

  • Santa Monica Boulevard between Highland Avenue & McCadden Place — North side
  • Santa Monica Boulevard between Highland Avenue & Mansfield Avenue —South side
  • Highland Avenue between Santa Monica Boulevard & Sunset Boulevard — East side
  • Highland Avenue between Sunset Boulevard & De Longpre Avenue — East side
  • Cahuenga Boulevard between Sunset Boulevard & Hollywood Boulevard — Both sides
  • Cahuenga Boulevard between Hollywood Boulevard & 101 Freeway — West side
  • Vine Street between 101 Southbound Freeway & Sunset Boulevard — West side
  • Vine Street between Homewood Avenue & Fountain Avenue — West side
  • Vine Street between Lexington Avenue & Santa Monica Boulevard — West side
  • Fountain Avenue between Vine Street & Highland Avenue — North side
  • La Brea Avenue between Lexington Avenue & Santa Monica Boulevard — Both sides
  • La Brea Avenue between Sunset Boulevard & Franklin Avenue — Both sides

From 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. daily from February 19 to March 1, the following streets will be tow away zones:

  • Hawthorn Avenue between Highland Avenue & Orange Drive – South side
  • Hawthorn Alley between Highland Avenue & Orange Drive – Both sides

From 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. daily from February 25 to 27, the following will be tow away zones:

  • Johnny Grant Way between Highland Avenue & Orchid Street – Both sides

From 6 a.m. to 3 a.m. daily from February 26 to March 1, the following will be tow zones:

  • Ivar Avenue between DeLongpre Avenue & Sunset Boulevard — West side
  • DeLongpre Avenue between Ivar Avenue & Vine Street — South side
  • Gordon Avenue between Fountain Avenue & Sunset Boulevard — West side

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