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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 filming starts Tuesday in downtown Rochester

Posted at: 04/30/2013 3:57 AM
Updated at: 04/30/2013 6:50 AM

The big day is finally here!

Film crews have shut down part of downtown Rochester to start filming a scene for "The Amazing Spider-Man 2".

If you live or work in the city, make sure you are prepared for road closures which will be in effect until Thursday, May 9 at 9 p.m.

Motorists should allow for an extra 15 to 20 minutes if headed downtown.

Below are the roads that will be closed Tuesday for the filming:

-Main Street from Plymouth Avenue to Clinton Avenue will be closed to vehicles. Pedestrians requiring access to buildings along this section of Main Street will be directed by Rochester Police officers and/or film production company staff who will be posted at intersections.

-St. Paul Street between Andrews Street and Main Street will be closed intermittently to allow access across Main Street. Vehicle and pedestrian access to buildings, parking lots and garage on this section of St. Paul Street will be permitted.

Local traffic only will be allowed on the following streets:
-Montgomery Alley from Church Street to Main Street
-School Alley from Main Street to Broad Street
-Fitzhugh Street from Church Street to Main Street
-Fitzhugh Street from Main Street to Broad Street
-Pindle Alley from Church Street to Main Street
-Irving Place from Main Street to Broad Street
-State Street from Church Street to Main Street
-Exchange Boulevard from Main Street to Broad Street
-Aqueduct Street from Broad Street to Main Street
-Corinthian Street
-Basin Street
-Stone Street from Broad Street to Main Street

Vehicle access to buildings, parking lots and garages on these streets will be permitted. Pedestrian access to buildings, parking lots and garages will be permitted.

The filming will take place from Tuesday through Thursday, May 9. Street closures and restrictions will begin between 5 and 5:30 a.m. and will end around 9 p.m. Drivers and pedestrians are advised to allow 15 to 20 extra minutes to enter and exit downtown during that time.

When scenes are being filmed, officers and production assistants will direct or hold pedestrians inside buildings or at the street closure until the scene is finished. Crews estimate that the scenes will generally take no longer than ten minutes at a time to film.  However, when filming involves vehicle crashes and pyrotechnics, delays for drivers and pedestrians may be extended.

Street closure and restriction requirements will change from day to day.