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Obama’s Back: Find Out About Traffic and Street Closures Here

According to the study, a drive that normally takes 30 minutes in Los Angeles will take 54 minutes during the evening rush hour, meaning motorists waste an extra 92 hours a year sitting in traffic. (Thinkstock)
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President Barack Obama’s approximately 17-hour visit to Los Angeles beginning today to raise money for Democratic House and Senate campaigns will prompt street closures, particularly in West Los Angeles and Westwood.

Obama is due to arrive in Los Angeles tonight and leave Friday around midday.

Although the president’s exact travel plans are never released, the Los Angeles Police Department provided a list of areas motorists may want to avoid during Obama’s visit.

Police recommended that motorists avoid the following areas today:

— The area around South Centinela Avenue between Ocean Park and Pico boulevards, from 7:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.;

— Sunset Boulevard between Sepulveda and Beverly Glen boulevards, from 7:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.;

— St. Pierre Road and St. Cloud Road between Bel Air Road and Beverly Glen Boulevard, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.;

— Sunset between Beverly Glen and Royce Drive, from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.;

— Hilgard Avenue between Sunset and Weyburn Avenue, from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.;

— Tiverton Avenue between Le Conte and Weyburn avenues, from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

On Friday, police recommend avoiding the following areas:

— The area around Hilgard Avenue between Weyburn and Sunset, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.;

— Sunset between Loring Avenue west to Burlingame Avenue, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.;

— Bristol Avenue between Sunset and Westboro Street, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.;

— North Cliffwood Avenue between Westboro and Highwood streets, from 10:30 a.m. to noon;

— Sunset Boulevard between Bristol Avenue and Sepulveda Boulevard, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.;

— Centinela Avenue between Ocean Park and Pico boulevards, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Hilgard Avenue will be closed from 4 p.m. today until 1 p.m. Friday.

Malcolm Avenue will be closed from 7 p.m. today until 1 p.m. Friday.

Cliffwood Avenue will be closed from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday.

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