A perfect storm of traffic is brewing in Hollywood this weekend, and city officials have taken notice. Los Angeles authorities said today that Hollywood Boulevard will be closed between Orange Drive and Highland Avenue from 2 AM Saturday until 1 AM Sunday because of the Ghostbusters premiere at the TCL Chinese Theatre. Meanwhile, a Star Trek concert event at the Hollywood Bowl and Aloe Blacc’s show at the newly reopened John Anson Ford Amphitheatre the same night are likely to choke the surrounding streets. (See map below.)
The concerts at the Bowl — which has the LA Philharmonic accompanying a screening of 2009’s Star Trek — and Ford Amphitheatre both start at 8 PM and are expected to draw sellout crowds.
“There will be three large events this weekend in Hollywood, and I urge residents and visitors alike to plan ahead for the traffic restrictions and delays,” said LA City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell, who represents the neighborhoods along the Walk of Fame. “I encourage my constituents to pay close attention to any parking restrictions and take alternate routes when navigating the area.”
O’Farrell is working with the event organizers on additional traffic control measures for the events, along with coordinated announcements for nearby residents and stakeholders. LA Department of Transportation will deploy 17 officers to manage traffic flow around the Bowl and the Ford.