Politics

Inaugural logistics *

You might not want to be around the Civic Center on Friday unless you are there to partake in the festivities. Here's the word from Villaraigosa Central. [* Plus an unlisted event: Members of the City Council will scoot back from the Interfaith Service to elect a new President and President Pro Tem before Villaraigosa's ceremony.]

EVENTS:

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Interfaith Service - Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral
555 W. Temple Street

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Procession from Cathedral to City Hall
Temple Street eastbound to Spring Street

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Inauguration Ceremony
City Hall South Lawn - 1st Street, between Main & Spring Streets

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Inauguration Reception
Main Street, between 1st & Temple Streets

PARKING:
Members of the public attending the Inaugural activities may use one of the following parking lots:

* Walt Disney Concert Hall -- 111 Grand Avenue
* Los Angeles Convention Center --1201 South Figueroa Avenue

STREET CLOSURES:
Several streets will be temporarily closed in the Downtown area. These include:

5:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. The curb lane on the south side of Temple Street between Grand and Hill Streets will be closed.

5:00 a.m. 2:30 p.m.
The curb lane on the north side of First Street between Spring and Main Streets will be closed.

5:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Main Street between First and Spring Streets will be entirely closed.

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
First Street between Spring Main Streets will be entirely closed.

8:40 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Temple Street between Grand and Spring Streets will be entirely closed.

8:40 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Spring Street between Temple and First Streets will be entirely closed.

SHUTTLES:
Shuttle service will be available from the event parking lots listed above to the various Inaugural activities. This service will be provided by the City's DASH Downtown buses.

Due to street closures and anticipated traffic delays, DASH Routes 'A' and 'B' service will operate through the civic center area as follows:

* DASH Route A will operate along its regular route on 1st Street, from Central Avenue to Hope Street from 6:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

>From 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 pm. buses will run westbound along 1st Street to Los Angeles Street, south along 2nd Street, turn west to Hill Street, north to 1st Street and back along the regular route.

* DASH Route B will operate along its regular east and west routes along Temple Street between Grand Avenue and Los Angeles Street from 5:50 a.m. to 8:40 a.m.

>From 8:40 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. eastbound service will be rerouted at Grand Avenue to 1st Street, eastbound to Los Angeles Street, northbound to Temple, and back along its regular route.

>From 8:40 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. westbound Route B will travel along Temple to Los Angeles Street, southbound to 2nd Street, westbound to Hill Street, northbound to 1st Street, westbound to Grand Avenue, and back along its regular route.

For more information and updates on parking and shuttles, please check the City's website:

http://trafficinfo.lacity.org/html/inauguration2005.html

PUBLIC BUSES:
A number of MTA bus routes that travel in and around the Downtown area will be impacted by the Inaugural activities on Friday, July 1.

For more information about these routes and alternatives, please call (800) COMMUTE or visit the MTA website at www.metro.net


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