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The Oscars Mean It's Time For Hollywood Street Closures

What Hollywood street closures will look like this Sunday. The purple streets are closed to everyone other than local residents. (Courtesy the Academy)
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The Academy Awards street closures are no joke. They ooze out from the Hollywood and Highland complex and continue expanding up until the day of the show. This weekend might be a great time to stay inside and catch up on the Oscar nominees you haven't seen yet.

The closures started Jan. 19, but they've really started to be felt this week, with Hollywood Boulevard shut down between Highland Avenue and Orange Drive.

Starting Thursday night, Hawthorn Avenue closes between Highland and Orange. Saturday, the closures expand to Orange Drive between Orchid Alley and Hollywood Boulevard.

Finally, on the day of the show, you're going to want to stay away — the area will be blanketed with closures, as seen in the graphic above. That includes Hollywood Boulevard shutting from La Brea Boulevard to all the way to Cahuenga Boulevard, plus Highland Avenue from Sunset Boulevard up to Franklin Avenue — meaning that getting from Hollywood to the 101 Freeway is going to be a drag.

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So enjoy the Oscars this Sunday on TV, and enjoy not driving anywhere near there if you can avoid it — and if you do need to head to Hollywood, may we recommend public transportation?