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Oscars: Security tight, many Hollywood streets will be closed

February 23, 2013 |  8:33 am

Oscar statues are moved into place for the 85th annual Academy Awards.

A series of road closures are occurring this weekend for the Academy Awards.

The Los Angeles Police Department will also be out in force, with tight security measures in place.

The Oscars will be held at the Dolby Theatre in the Hollywood & Highland Center. On Sunday beginning at 10 p.m., Hollywood Boulevard was to be closed between Highland Avenue and Orange Drive. Public buses will be rerouted, according to the Oscars' website.

Here are some of the closures, according to the website:

Saturday closures

-- Orchid Street from 60 feet south of Franklin Boulevard to Orchid Alley until 6 a.m. Monday, except for residents, emergency vehicles and hotel loading.

-- Orange Drive from Orchid Alley to Hollywood Boulevard until 6 a.m. Monday, except for residents, local business access and emergency vehicles.

-- North and south sidewalk of Hawthorn Avenue from Highland Avenue to Orange Drive to 6 a.m. Monday.

-- North sidewalk of Hollywood Boulevard from Highland Avenue to Orange Drive from 10 p.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Monday. MTA station to be bypassed by the last regularly scheduled train on Saturday until the first scheduled train after 6 a.m. Monday. Pedestrian traffic rerouted to south sidewalk.

-- West sidewalk of Highland from Johnny Grant Way south to Hollywood Boulevard from 10 p.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Monday.

-- Johnny Grant Way from Highland to Orchid Street from 10 p.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Monday.

Sunday closures:

-- Remainder of Hawthorn Alley from Orange Drive to Highland Avenue from 12:01 a.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday.

-- Orange Drive from Hawthorn Avenue to Hollywood Boulevard from 12:01 a.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday.

-- North sidewalk of Hollywood Boulevard from Highland to 300 feet east in front of closed businesses from 12:01 a.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday. Erect bike rack.

-- South sidewalk of Hollywood Boulevard from Highland to 300 feet east from 12:01 a.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday, except for 8-foot pedestrian access. Erect bike rack.

-- South sidewalk of Hollywood Boulevard directly in front of the north-south-running Hawthorn Alley from 12:01 a.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday. Erect fencing along the entire sidewalk. No pedestrian access to cross alley.

-- East sidewalk of Highland from Hollywood Boulevard to Hawthorn from 12:01 a.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday, except for 8-foot pedestrian access. Erect bike rack.

-- West sidewalk of Highland from Hollywood Boulevard south to Hawthorn from 12:01 a.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday, except for 8-foot pedestrian access. Erect bike rack and fencing.

-- East sidewalk of Highland from Yucca Street south to the alley from 12:01 a.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday, except for 8-foot pedestrian access.

-- North and south crosswalks on Hollywood Boulevard at the Highland intersection from 4 a.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday.

-- Erect bike rack on the east curb of Highland from Hollywood Boulevard to the alley north of Hollywood Boulevard from 12:01 a.m. Sunday 6 a.m. Monday.

-- Close northbound and southbound 101 Freeway off-ramps at Highland.

-- Restricted access on streets that end at or intersect Hollywood Boulevard and Highland at the discretion of the LAPD and Los Angeles Department of Transportation.

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— A Times Staff Writer

Photo: Oscar statues are moved into place for the 85th annual Academy Awards. Al Seib/ Los Angeles Times

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