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President Obama’s visit to L.A. to add more congestion to traffic

To appear on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”

City News Service | 8/5/2013, 6:15 p.m.
President Barack Obama White House

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Southland motorists should be prepared for some afternoon traffic headaches tomorrow, when President Barack Obama makes a short visit to Los Angeles to appear on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”

Obama is scheduled to land at Los Angeles International Airport at 3:25 p.m. and be in Burbank for the taping with Leno at 4:30 p.m., according to the White House.

As is customary with presidential visits, motorists should expect some street closures and congestion to accommodate the presidential motorcade, although Obama will likely be taken by helicopter from LAX to Burbank.

Although officials never provide specific details about routes or security operations surrounding presidential visits, the Los Angeles Police Department provided a list of areas motorists should try to avoid during the visit.

According to the LAPD, motorists on Tuesday should avoid the following areas between 2:30 and 6:30 p.m.:

  • Hollywood Way and San Fernando Road
  • Hollywood Way and Burbank Boulevard
  • Hollywood Way and Alameda
  • West Olive Avenue and Buena Vista
  • Sherman Way and Hayvenhurst Avenue
  • Victory Boulevard and Canoga Avenue
  • Canoga Avenue and Burbank Boulevard

Since Obama will be spending the night in the Southland before flying to Camp Pendleton in San Diego, police advised motorists to avoid the following areas between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Wednesday:

  • Sherman Way and Hayvenhurst Avenue
  • Victory Boulevard and Canoga Avenue
  • Canoga Avenue and Burbank Boulevard.