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Obamajam Is Upon Us: Avoid These Roads Today And Tomorrow
Another day, another Obamajam. President Barack Obama is making his rounds through Los Angeles on Oct. 9 and Oct. 10, and we know what that means—hellish traffic.
The most affected areas will be Santa Monica, Brentwood, Westwood and Beverly Hills as he is doing some fundraising for mid-term elections and a bevy of other events, according to The Wrap. After he lands in LAX Thursday afternoon, he'll be making his way over to Cross Campus in Santa Monica (a collaborative space for creative professionals, tech start-ups and entrepreneurs), and a Democratic National Committee fundraiser at Gwyneth Paltrow's Brentwood home. He'll also be making an appearance on Friday morning at actor and restaurateur Michael Chow's home for a DNC fundraiser. That will be followed by a trip to San Dimas, where Obama will be designating parts of the San Gabriel Mountains as a national monument.
These are the streets to avoid on Thursday, Oct. 9:
Avoid these areas from 1:30-3:30 p.m.:
Centinela Avenue between Ocean Park Boulevard and Olympic Boulevard
Lincoln Boulevard between Pico Boulevard and Wilshire Boulevard
Avoid these areas from 3:30-5 p.m.:
Santa Monica Boulevard between 26th Street & Ocean Avenue
Ocean Avenue between Pico Boulevard and San Vicente Boulevard.
Avoid these areas from 5-7:30 p.m.:
San Vicente Boulevard between Ocean Avenue and Bundy Drive
Sunset Boulevard between Allenford Avenue and Barrington Avenue
Sunset Boulevard between Allenford Avenue and Roxbury Drive
Avoid these areas from 7:30-9 p.m.:
Beverly Glen Boulevard between Sunset Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard
Wilshire Boulevard between Sawtelle Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard
More areas to avoid throughout Thursday and Friday:
Hilgard Avenue in Westwood will be closed between Le Conte Avenue and Weyburn Avenue from Thursday at 8 a.m. to Friday at 6 p.m.
Service on Metro Bus Lines 2 and 302 on Hilgard Avenue between Le Conte Avenue and Weyburn Avenue will be canceled from Thursday at 11 a.m. through Friday at 4 p.m.
UPDATE 10/10, 9:25 a.m.:
Here are the streets to avoid on Friday, Oct. 10:
Avoid these areas from 9 a.m.-11 a.m.:
Wilshire Blvd. between Veteran Ave. & Comstock Ave.
Beverly Glen Blvd. between Ashton Ave. & Bellagio Rd.
Avoid these areas from 10 a.m.-11 a.m.:
Sunset Blvd. between Hilgard Ave & Carolwood Dr.
Beverly Glen Blvd. between Bellagio Rd. & Pico Blvd.
Pico Blvd. between Prosser Ave. & Century Park East
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