Street Closure 10/15

Please be advised of the following event that will take place in the Downtown area:

  1. The AIDS Walk event will take place from 8 am to 12:30 pm on Sunday 10/15/2017.
  2. The Grand Ave driveway to the Westlawn Garage will remain open due to the Regional Connector Project decking that will close the Flower Street driveway.
  3. 5th Street from Olive Street to Grand Ave and Grand Ave from 1st St to 5th St will be closed for the AIDS Walk event.
  4. In order to access the Grand Ave driveway to the Westlawn Garage during this event, vehicles will have to travel SB on Hope St or travel east on 4th St to SB Hope St and then EB on Hope Place. From Hope Place, turn right (SB) on Grand Ave (the west SB lane will remain open to provide access to the Westlawn Garage
  5. Streets that will be impacted: Grand, 5th, olive, Venice, Main, Spring, 3rd, Central, and 1st.
  6. Expect traffic to be jammed due to this event and ongoing Regional connector Project work and street closures.
  7. Grand park will serve as the staging area and after the event there will be a large festival that will be held.
  8. Both the Olive Street and Westlawn Garages will remain open for their normal business hours, however, alternative routes will have to be taken to access the garages.
  9. Please allow extra time, especially on Sunday, to reach your destinations and drive defensively.

Please see the local access route map by Metro to access the Grand Ave driveway to the Westlawn Garage and the AIDS Walk map below

Tom Jung

Management Analyst II

Business Office

Los Angeles Public Library

Phone: (213) 228-7474

E-mail: [email protected]

AIDS Walk Day-of-Event Information

Schedule of Events

When: Sunday, October 15

Where: Beginning and ending at the steps of L.A. City Hall and surrounding Downtown parkland

8:30 a.m.: Sign-In

9:00 a.m.: Aerobic Warm-Up

9:15 a.m.: Opening Ceremony, featuring celebrities, musical performances, and HIV/AIDS activists and leaders

9:45 a.m.: Run! AIDS Walk Los Angeles Begins!

10:00 a.m.: AIDS Walk Los Angeles Begins! Enjoy the 10k route through the history-rich, architecturally-vibrant streets of Downtown, with plenty of music, food, and entertainment along the way!

12:00 p.m.: Finish Line Festivities & Food Truck Festival

1:15 p.m.: Downtown Divas of Drag Post-Walk Show

What: AIDS Walk Los Angeles is a 10-kilometer (6.2-mile) fundraising walk to fight HIV/AIDS, and usually takes about 2.5 hours to complete. Register today to join us for an inspiring and memorable day!


Forr Sunday, October 15, 2017, there will be water-filled orange k-rails to provide access for southbound traffic on the west side of Grand Ave. from Hope Pl. to 5th St.


Grand Avenue (south of 1st St. to Hope Pl.) will likely be closed to traffic by 8AM.  Grand Ave south of 1st St. & 5th St. west of Olive St. should be reopened to traffic by 12:30 PM.


Recommending the local access map below (also attached), specifically the route in blue to access Westlawn Garage.


AIDS Walk Los Angeles 2017 Route Map

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