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Oscar-Related Street Closures To Begin Sunday

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A giant poster announcing the Oscars is displayed on Hollywood Boulevard near the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, on February 17, 2009. (credit: GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

A giant poster announcing the Oscars is displayed on Hollywood Boulevard near the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, on February 17, 2009. (credit: GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

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HOLLYWOOD (CBS) — Hollywood Boulevard near the Kodak Theatre will be closed most of the week, starting Sunday night, as preparations begin for the 83rd Academy Awards ceremony.

The street will be closed between Highland Avenue and Orange Drive at 10 p.m., then reopen at 6 a.m. Monday. It will be closed again at 10 p.m. Monday and remain closed until 6 a.m. March 1.

Various other streets and sidewalks in the area will be closed at differing times during the week leading up to next Sunday’s Oscar ceremony.

Metro subway traffic will also be affected the weekend of the event with Red Line trains bypassing the Hollywood and Highland station all day Feb. 27. Service is expected to resume the morning of Feb. 28.

With the street closures, Metro Bus Lines 212/312, 217, 222 and 780 will be detoured from Hollywood Boulevard between Highland and La Brea Avenue until March 1.

On the day of the Oscars, lines 156, 212, 222 and 217 will be detoured from Hollywood Boulevard between La Brea and Cahuenga Boulevard and from Highland between Franklin Avenue and Sunset Boulevard through 6 a.m. Feb. 28.

A complete list of street and sidewalk closures is available by visiting:
» Street & Sidewalk Closures for the 83rd Academy Awards

Information on transit disruptions is available by calling (323) 466-3876 or visiting:
» Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Check out this easy map from LAist.com.

(©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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