West Hollywood traffic will be slowed because of some street closures for the annual AIDS Walk on Sunday, which may attract as many as 25,000 people to West Hollywood.
Proceeds from the walk allow AIDS Project Los Angeles and the other organizations to provide food, housing, medical and dental care and counseling for people living with HIV and AIDS and prevention efforts to stop new infections.
AIDS Walk Los Angeles was the world’s first fundraising walk to benefit organizations dealing with AIDS. Since its inception in 1985, the walk has raised more than $77 million, including more than $2.5 million last year, to fight the disease in Los Angeles County, according to Ben Fordham, the walk’s director of communications.
The WeHo Sheriff’s Station reports the following closures or temporary blocks:
Saturday Street Closure:
San Vicente Boulevard between Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue from 6 a.m. Saturday until 6 p.m. Sunday.
Sunday Street Closures:
The hours during which streets are closed may be adjusted depending on the traffic.
During the event, Los Angeles Police Department officers will be at some intersections to allow vehicles to cross streets during periodic intervals. Such controlled cross traffic will be allowed at:
The Sheriff’s Station notes that Rosewood Ave can provide east/west travel between controlled intersections, as well as Oakwood Ave. More information about routes during the event is available online.
This year’s event is the 30th annual AIDS Walk, the proceeds from which benefit AIDS Project Los Angeles. Participants can register for the walk online.