Burbank and Los Angeles police have just announced additional road restrictions that will be in place during this afternoon’s rush hour, as well as tomorrow and Saturday, to accommodate a visit by Vice President Joe Biden.
Eastbound Olive Avenue will be closed between Forest Lawn and Hollywood Way from 4 to 7 p.m. today.
During those same hours, motorists are being advised to avoid the following areas:
— Sherman Way and Vineland Avenue;
— North Hollywood Way and Alameda Avenue; and
— Olive Avenue and Hollywood Way.
From 5:30 to 7 p.m., motorists should avoid Alameda Avenue and the westbound Ventura (134) Freeway.
Street closures will also be in place at Forest Lawn and North Pass Avenue from 4 to 8 p.m., police say.
According to Los Angeles police, motorists should avoid the following areas between 5 and 8 p.m.:
— southbound San Diego (405) Freeway and Santa Monica Boulevard;
— Santa Monica and Westwood boulevards; and
— Santa Monica and Wilshire boulevards.
Rodeo Drive will be closed between Wilshire and Charleville Boulevard until Saturday.
On Friday, motorists should avoid the following areas between 8:30 and 10 a.m.:
— Wilshire Boulevard and Rodeo Drive;
— Wilshire and Santa Monica boulevards; and
— Santa Monica and the southbound 405 Freeway.
From 9 a.m. to noon, motorists should avoid:
— Jefferson Boulevard and the southbound 405; and
— Jefferson Boulevard and Overland Avenue.
From 10:30 a.m. to noon, motorists should avoid:
— Overland and Freshman drives;
— Westwood and Wilshire boulevards; and
— Wilshire and Rodeo drives.
On Saturday, motorists should avoid:
— Wilshire and Santa Monica boulevards, and Santa Monica and the 405 Freeway from 7:30 to 9 a.m.;
— Pass Avenue and the 134 Freeway, and Verdugo Avenue and Hollywood Way, Hollywood Way and Vanowen Street, and Vineland and Sherman Way from 8 to 9:30 a.m.
Biden’s Los Angeles trip is to tout President Barack Obama’s proposal to make two years of community college free.
According to the White House, Biden will speak at West Los Angeles College in Culver City on Friday morning “to discuss the importance of helping Americans go to college and get the skills they need to succeed.”
Obama unveiled his “America’s College Promise” proposal earlier this month, and he is expected to promote the idea — which has already been blasted by Republicans — during his State of the Union address tonight.
Biden will be in Irvine on Saturday to deliver the keynote speech at the Patient Safety, Science and Technology Summit at the Hotel Irvine, 17900 Jamboree Road.