President Obama is coming to Los Angeles on October 7 to continue fundraising – this time in Beverly Hills and Downtown Los Angeles at the Nokia Theater and LA Live.
We’re entering uncharted territory as we haven’t really seen him come in to Downtown Los Angeles before. Fortunetly it’s during the weekend so traffic impacts should be less than disruptive than rush hour as most people can avoid the area.
So far, this is what we know:
- The “30 Days to Victory” concert fundraiser will take place at the Nokia Theater on October 7. Doors open at 2:3opm – it is likely the president will arrive a couple hours later.
- After the concert, a dinner will be held at the Wolfgang Puck Bar and Grill.
- Based on previous high profile events, streets likely to be closed include Figueroa St, LA Live Way, 11th, Pico, Georgia, Olympic, and Flower
- Other streets on route to the LA Live / Nokia Theater area will be under rolling closures while the motorcade arrives and leaves
- A number of streets will also be closed near Downtown LA for the CicLAvia event that is also taking place on October 7. of
- Plan to avoid Downtown Los Angeles on Sunday, October 7 between noon and 9pm.
Update – NBC4 reports that the LAPD has released a list of areas to be affected by President Obama’s visit in the City of Los Angeles.
We also recieved word from a reader that the helicopters were doing a test run over near Cheviot Hills / Rancho Park. So based on the info, it appears Obama will arrive at LAX, he will be helicoptered to Rancho Park and then motorcaded in to and out of Beverly Hills as he usually stays at the Beverly Hilton. It also seems that he will be flown via helicopter to the LA Live / Nokia Theater area.
Sunday Street Closures for Obama Fundraising Visit
Note: Closures are likely to be rolling closures that will be picked up as the motorcade passes.
Pico Blvd between Overland and Beverly Dr
Ave of the Stars between Olympic and Sunset
Sunset Blvd between Beverly Glen and Doheny Dr
Sunset Blvd between Beverly Glen and Doheney
Whittier Dr between Sunset and Santa Monica Blvd
Ave of the Stars between Wilshire and Pico
Motor Ave between Pico and the 10
Streets around LA Live
Motor Ave between National and Pico
Ave of the Stars between Pico and Santa Monica
Ave of the Stars between Pico and Santa Monica.
Here is a map of the Obama street closures from NBC4.
We’ll add more information as we get closer to the event and President Obama’s vist so make sure to check back.
OTHER STORIES OF INTEREST:
- Obama Traffic, Street Closures in Los Angeles, Burbank for October 24, 25
- Obama Traffic, Street Closures for Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, View Park on June 6, 7
- Obama Traffic, Street Closures in Los Angeles, Corona del Mar for February 15, 16, 2012
- Obama Traffic, Street Closures in West Hollywood, Los Angeles on Monday, September 26
- Obama Traffic, Street Closures in Los Angeles, Studio City for May 10, 11, 2012