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West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval expected to bring big crowds, big traffic headaches

October 31, 2010 |  8:45 am
Thousands of Halloween revelers, including someone dressed as Jack from Jack-in-the-Box, line Robertson Boulevard near Santa Monica Boulevard during the 2009 West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval.

The annual West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval is expected to generate big crowds but also traffic tie-ups in the area Sunday.

This year's event will include a tribute to the "Rocky Horror Picture Show" as well as an attempt to set a world-record "The Time Warp" dance.

Many of the street closures take effect at noon. The city of West Hollywood announced the following traffic restrictions:

-- Santa Monica Boulevard closed between Doheny Drive and La Cienega Boulevard including all side streets. Noon Sunday through 6 a.m. Monday.

-- Almont Drive and La Peer Drive closed from Santa Monica Boulevard to Melrose Avenue. Noon Sunday through 6 a.m. Monday.

-- Robertson Boulevard closed between Melrose Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard. Noon Sunday through 6 a.m. Monday.

-- San Vicente Boulevard between Cinthia Street and Melrose Avenue. Noon Sunday through 6 a.m. Monday.

-- Santa Monica Boulevard closed between La Cienega Boulevard and Holloway Drive/Croft Avenue. 4 p.m. Sunday through 6 a.m. Monday.

-- La Cienega Boulevard between Sunset Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard. 4 p.m. Sunday through 6 a.m. Monday. Note: Northbound La Cienega Boulevard will be open between Holloway Drive and Sunset Boulevard.

-- Sunset Boulevard eastbound and westbound turn lanes onto La Cienega Boulevard closed. 4 p.m. Sunday through 6 a.m. Monday.

Related: Photos from last year's West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval

-- Shelby Grad

Photo: The 2009 West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval drew thousands of revelers, including someone dressed as Jack from Jack-in-the-Box. Credit: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times

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