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Michael Jackson Street Closures Round-Up: From the Valley to Downtown

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Today might be a little chaotic, but remember this: what usually would take months in planning was done in only a few days. Yesterday, various agencies alerted the media and public of closures to streets, freeway on and off-ramps and public transit service changes. Here's what you need to know...


As of last night, a large area around the Staples Center/LA Live will be blocked off to traffic and anyone that is not one of the 17,500 ticket/wristband holders. City officials are asking everyone to stay home and watch the event on TV rather than clogging the streets with unneeded traffic. Still, hundreds of thousands are expected. Two ramps along the 110 Freeway will be closed: southbound Olympic Blvd. ramp and the northbound Pico Blvd. ramp.

For specifics, check the city's official Traffic Management Plan here.