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Hollywood Streets And Sidewalks Are Already Closed, A Week Ahead Of The Oscars

The Oscars red carpet at Hollywood & Highland. (Ethan Miller/ Getty Images)
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The Academy Awards aren't until next Sunday, the 28th, but streets in Hollywood are already shut down in preparation of the big event at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood and Highland. They must have a bunch of red carpets to roll out!According to City News Service, Hollywood Blvd. will be closed between Highland Ave. and Orange Dr. starting tonight at 10 p.m., and will remain closed until 6 a.m. on March 1. Tomorrow, sidewalks on Hollywood Blvd. will also be closing for the next week.

We'll have more on additional Oscars-related street closures throughout the week; we just wanted to give you a heads up if you were planning on being in Hollywood today or Monday.

Here's a more specific breakdown on the street and sidewalk closures that start today:

  • At 6 p.m., the south sidewalk of Hollywood Bvld. between Orange and Highland will close, but will have an 8-foot pedestrian access.
  • The north sidewalk of Hollywood Blvd— the section of pavement right in front of the Dolby Theatre portal—will close at 10 p.m..
  • Also at 10 p.m., the north sidewalk of Hollywood Blvd from Highland to Orange will close, with the exception of an 8-foot pedestrian access.
  • And finally, the pedestrian mid-block crosswalk on Hollywood Blvd. between Highland and Orange will close at 10 p.m.