(Photo courtesy Marvel Studios)
(Cleveland) - Captain America has the power to close some major Cleveland streets.
When filming of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” begins next month, a number of commuters will need to find alternate routes. The closures will be in effect from May 18 to June 28, weather permitting.
The biggest closure will be the West Shoreway from Lake Avenue to East 9th. That will run from May 29 to June 14. Edgewater Park and the marinas north of the shoreway will be accessed via West 49th Street.
Cleveland has been working with the production company, traffic-engineering consultant American Roadway Logistics and RTA to develop a plan to accommodate the needs of the film and help keep traffic moving.
Other street closures will happen in downtown Cleveland, primarily between May 29 and June 14. Additional closures may happen after that.
Click here to download the entire road closure schedule
Cleveland Police and Traffic Controllers will staff key locations to monitor and assist with traffic flow.
Updates will be provided on a regular basis through additional traffic advisories, press releases and social media. Follow on Twitter via #CLECaptTraffic.
Various road closures may affect RTA customers. Please visit www.riderta.com for all the details.
“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” has already begun filming in Los Angeles. The picture above is the first released by Marvel Studios.
So what is “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” about? According to Entertainment Weekly:
It takes place largely in the present day following the events of last summer’s The Avengers. And for those unfamiliar with comic book lore, the subtitle refers not to a snowbound Chris Evans, but to a villainous bio-engineered warrior created from a familiar figure we’ve seen before in the hero’s past.
The sequel, due in theaters April 4, 2014, is being directed by brothers Anthony and Joseph Russo, taking a feature-film leap after groundbreaking sitcom work on the TV showsCommunity and Arrested Development.
For more on the film from Entertainment Weekly, check EW.com!
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