Lights, Camera, Traffic: Tricky Travel Downtown
CLEVELAND– “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is taking over downtown Cleveland.
The filming is turning downtown streets into maze of road closures and detours.
“It is a little harder to get downtown or to work. But you know what? I think it’s pretty cool,” said Mike Flynn, who works downtown.
“I know that some people are irritated that all the roads are closed, which I can understand. But I’m excited they are here,” added Rachel Durci, who commutes downtown.
On top of that, thousands of people are expected downtown for the Indians game and the soccer match between the U.S. Men’s national team and Belgium; both Wednesday night.
Add in the road closures, and getting to Progressive Field or FirstEnergy Stadium will be difficult.
“Traffic is blocked with filming, it’s chaos basically trying to get through. Police are blocking the road. You can’t get around it,” said Koffi Agbovey, who works downtown.
Portions of East Ninth Street were closed as crews filmed a chase sequence.
“It’s a little frustrating cause even walking is hard. And I take the Shoreway and I won’t be able to do that,” added Durci.
The Shoreway will close for two weeks starting May 31.
And if the Columbus Road Bridge is your secret way out of downtown, think again.
The bridge closed Wednesday and will remain so for a year for repairs.