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Santa Monica streets shut down for Obama visit

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President Barack Obama is scheduled to arrive at Los Angeles International just in time for today’s afternoon rush hour, meaning motorists in selected areas should be prepared for detours or delays.

Obama will be taping an appearance on the ABC late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in Hollywood and conducting a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in Santa Monica.

Hollywood Boulevard will be closed between Orange Drive and Highland Avenue between 4:25 p.m. and 5:45 p.m., according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Hawthorn Avenue will also be closed between Orange Drive and Highland Avenue.

Sepulveda Boulevard will be closed between Lincoln and Century boulevards for an eight-minute span sometime between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

In Santa Monica, there will be a hard closure between 4 and 7:30 p.m. on 20th Street between Marguerita and Carlyle avenues. There will also be a hard closure of 19th Street between Marguerita and Carlyle avenues in Santa Monica between 6:15 and 7:30 p.m.

In Burbank, north and southbound Hollywood Way will be fully closed between Empire Avenue and Glenoaks Boulevard between 4 and 5:30 p.m.

The LAPD is recommending that motorists avoid the following areas because of expected traffic congestion:

— Sepulveda Boulevard between Lincoln and Century boulevards between 3 and 5 p.m.;

— Hollywood Way between Empire Avenue and North Glenoaks Boulevard between 3:30 and 5 p.m.;

— Sheldon Street between Roscoe Boulevard and San Fernando Road from 3:30 to 5 p.m.;

— The area around Highland Avenue between the Hollywood Bowl and Sunset Boulevard between 4 and 6 p.m.;

— The area around Ocean Avenue between Pico and San Vicente boulevards between 4 and 7:30 p.m.;

— The area around San Vicente Boulevard between Ocean Avenue and 25th Street between 4 and 7:30 p.m.;

— The area around Overland Avenue between National Place and Tennessee Avenue between 7 and 8:30 p.m.;

— The area around Pico Boulevard between Overland Avenue and Century Park East between 7 and 8:30 p.m.;

— The area around Avenue of the Stars between Pico and Olympic boulevards between 7 and 8:30 p.m.;

In Burbank, Officer Joshua Kendrick said traffic will be affected on side streets as well: Thornton Avenue, Burton Avenue, Tulare Avenue, San Fernando Boulevard and Cohasset Street.

On Friday, motorists should avoid the area around West Pico Boulevard between Avenue of the Stars and Westwood Boulevard between 6 and 8 a.m., according to the LAPD.

The area around Overland Avenue between West Olympic Boulevard and National Boulevard will be congested between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. Friday, and the area from around South Centinela Avenue between Pico and Ocean Park boulevards should be avoided between 6 and 8 a.m.

Obama is scheduled to leave Los Angeles at 10:15 a.m. Friday.

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