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Presidential visit Sunday could cause traffic delays

Presidential visit Sunday could cause traffic delaysJust when it seemed safe to travel to the Westside again after last weekend's Carmageddon II, police Friday advised motorists to expect delays in the Beverly Hills areas as President Obama makes another quick trip to Los Angeles.

The president is expected to arrive Sunday to attend several functions, Los Angeles police said in a statement. Details were not available, but police said his motorcade will move through the Westside on Sunday afternoon, with temporary street closures.

In late afternoon, the motorcade will travel to downtown Los Angeles for more events, with potential brief closures along the 10 Freeway and streets around L.A. Live and Nokia Theatre, police said.

Early Monday, there could be more street closures in the Beverly Hills and Westside areas as the president departs Southern California. The following streets may be affected:

Sunday between 12:30 and 2:30 p.m.: Pico Boulevard between Overland Avenue and Beverly Drive; Avenue of the Stars between Olympic and Sunset Boulevards; and Sunset between Beverly Glen and Doheny Drive.

Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m.: Sunset Boulevard between Beverly Glen and Doheny Drive; North Whittier Drive between Sunset and Santa Monica Boulevards.

Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m.: Avenue of the Stars between Wilshire and Pico Boulevards; Motor Avenue between Pico and the 10 Freeway; streets around L.A. Live and Nokia Theatre.

Sunday from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m.: Motor Avenue between National and Pico Boulevards; Avenue of the Stars between Pico and Santa Monica boulevards.

Monday 7 to 9 a.m.: Avenue of the Stars between Santa Monica and Pico Boulevards.

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-- Catherine Saillant

Photo: President Obama during a trip to the Westside last year. Credit: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

 
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