October 22, 2019

Trump’s West LA Visit Prompts Pre-Shabbat Road Closures

U.S. President Donald Trump waves as he arrives at Akron-Canton airport in Canton, Ohio, U.S., March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

President Donald Trump is visiting the Southland on Friday April 5 for a fundraiser in Beverly Hills, which means traffic on the West Side before Shabbat will be more of a mess than usual.

Air Force One is expected to touchdown at LAX at approximately 3:15 p.m. and then the president will take Marine One to Santa Monica Airport.

To prepare commuters, the LAPD has posted the following closures:

2:30-3:30 p.m.: The area around Bundy Drive between Airport Avenue and W. Pico Boulevard.

3-4 p.m.:  The area around Sunset Boulevard between S. Sepulveda Boulevard  and N. Hillcrest Drive (Beverly Hills)

6-7 p.m.: The area around Sunset Boulevard between S. Sepulveda Boulevard  and N. Hillcrest Drive (Beverly Hills)

6:30-7:30 p.m.: The area around Bundy Drive between Airport Avenue and W. Pico Boulevard.

Closures / Restrictions (no bus routes impacted by the hard closures)

1-7 p.m.: Sunset Boulevard  between Foothill Road and Hillcrest Road will be closed from 1-7 p.m.: Foothill, Elm and Maple Drives will be closed between Sunset Boulevard  and Elevado Avenue.

Candle Lighting for Shabbat in Los Angeles is 6:59 p.m.