A trailer preview for "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" shows a shot of a car exploding on the Cleveland West Shoreway.
CLEVELAND - The gridlock in Cleveland during a Hollywood film shoot could be wrapping up.
Officials say Friday marks the final day of a two-week shutdown of the West Shoreway, a key commuter route into downtown Cleveland.
The resulting traffic jams combined with construction led to blocked intersections, delays and angry motorists. The city responded by posting police officers to direct traffic at numerous intersections at rush hour.
The closed highway is scheduled to reopen Saturday at 12:01 a.m.
City officials hope the gridlock pays off in polishing Cleveland's movie-friendly image.
Cleveland streets will play a role in the film "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" starring Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson and Robert Redford.
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Cleveland charged the filmmakers of the new Captain America movie more than $200,000 for filming in the city streets.
In the Ambler Heights Historic District of Cleveland Heights across from Halle's Mansion sits Harcourt Manor.
Two major films being shot at the same time would not have been an easy feat for many other cities.
Movie crews have been in Cleveland for more than a month.
Cleveland City Councilman Matt Zone is calling for an assessment of Cleveland's permit pricing after NewsChannel5 reported that the "Captain America" crews paid $20 to shut down parts of the Detroit Shoreway for two weeks.
Documents show that the "Captain America: The Winter Soldier " movie paid $20 in permit fees to shut down the Detroit Shoreway between East 9th Street and Lake Avenue for two weeks.
Rich Keller had plenty of business tending to cars in his shop within sight of the west side of the Lorain Avenue bridge.
The gridlock in Cleveland during a Hollywood film shoot could be wrapping up.
The large explosions that have rocked downtown during the filming of the latest Captain America movies have been dramatic. But not as dramatic as the plot twist that Cleveland drivers had to deal with for the past two weeks.