Obamajam: Street Closures for Today's Presidential Visit
Obama speaks at Sony in April 2011 (Photo by Joey Maloney/LAist)
President Barack Obama is coming to Los Angeles today to work the room at a couple of campaign fundraisers tonight. The events, at the House of Blues and Fig & Olive, are both located in the West Hollywood (and West Hollywood-adjacent) area, however traffic will likely be impacted between West Hollywood and the Los Angeles International Airport.
The President so thoughtfully timed his arrival to coincide with rush hour. Obama is expected to get in at 4:40 p.m. (nice, thanks!) and travel through the Los Angeles neighborhood of Westwood and through the city of Beverly Hills on his way to the events.
West Hollywood has already released street closure information. Closures are slated to begin this afternoon, and authorities advise residents, businesses, and visitors to plan ahead to avoid being inconvenienced by the restricted access and closed streets.
The following streets will be affected:
Sunset Boulevard (from Doheny Drive to Sweetzer Avenue)
Santa Monica Boulevard (from Doheny Drive to La Cienega Boulevard)
Olive Drive (from Sunset Boulevard to Santa Monica Boulevard)
Holloway Drive (front Sunset Boulevard to La Cienega Boulevard)
La Cienega Boulevard (from Sunset Boulevard to Rosewood Avenue)
Fountain Avenue (from La Cienega Boulevard to Sweetzer Avenue)
Delongpre Avenue (from Fountain Avenue to Flores Street)
In addition, San Vicente Boulevard (from Santa Monica Boulevard to Melrose Avenue) WILL BE CLOSED from 6 a.m. Monday, September 26, to 12 noon on Tuesday, September 27, 2011.