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What to Know Before Obama Takes Over Los Angeles

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LOS ANGELES: The president will be at USC tomorrow for a "Moving America Forward" rally, and after his August visit to LA almost shut down the entire city, it might be helpful to know as much as possible before you venture to the office in the morning. First and foremost, the Obama rally starts at 11 a.m. and is expected to draw, gulp, 30,000 people to the Exposition Park area.
Street closures:

Martin Luther King Boulevard closed between Figueroa Street and Vermont Avenue to vehicle traffic from 9:30 a.m. until 11:25 a.m. and to all traffic and pedestrians from 11:25 a.m. until 2:50 p.m.

Vermont Avenue closed between Martin Luther King Boulevard and Exposition Boulevard to vehicle traffic from 9:30 a.m. until 11:25 a.m. and all traffic and pedestrians from 11:25 a.m. until 2:50 p.m.

Figueroa Street closed between Martin Luther King Boulevard and 39th Street to vehicle traffic from 9:30 a.m. until 11:25 a.m. and all traffic and pedestrians from 11:25 a.m. until 2:50 p.m.

Exposition Boulevard closed between Vermont Avenue and Figueroa Street from 11:25 a.m. until 2:50 p.m.


Metro says several of its USC-area buses will be detoured, most likely lines 40, 42 and 740 on Martin Luther King Boulevard, 102 and 550 on Exposition Boulevard, 204 and 754 on Vermont Avenue and line 81 on Figueroa Street. "Metro Bus service will return to regular service as soon as the streets are reopened," according to a press release. The F Dash bus will be running and is being touted as the preferred travel option to the rally, according to Neon Tommy, which has copious other details on tomorrow, including an interactive map.

Good steed.
Traffic image by Trash-Photography via Flickr

· The Details of Obama's Rally at USC [Neon Tommy]