Worcester announces more than a dozen city center street closures for ‘Black Panther’ sequel


In anticipation of film crews for a “Black Panther” sequel in Worcester, authorities have announced more than a dozen road closures in the city center through Sunday.

The Worcester Police Department said in a Facebook post that more than a dozen roads are reportedly closed due to film production in the city.

The “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” crews are expected to begin set design on Wednesday with possible filming on Thursday, sources told MassLive. The film’s production filmed a Boston chase scene on Tuesday.

The Marvel movie production trucks arrived in Worcester last week for the filming of the 2018 hit sequel.

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” is set to hit theaters in summer 2022.

The following roads in Worcester will be closed for production of the film.

August 17 to 25 from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. and August 29 from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.

  • Main street between Highland and Exchange streets
  • School Street between Major Taylor Boulevard and Main Street
  • George Street between commercial and main streets
  • MLK Boulevard between commercial and main streets
  • State Street between Harvard and Main Street

August 27 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

  • Grove Street between Salisbury and Highland Street
  • Prescott Street between Salisbury and Faraday Street
  • Temporary traffic stops on Salisbury Street between Tuckerman Street and Lincoln Street.
  • Temporary traffic stops on Grove Street between Salisbury and Faraday Streets.

August 28 from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m.

  • High Street between Austin and Chestnut Streets
  • Chatham Street between Main Street and Irving Street

August 28 from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

  • Main street between Franklin and Federal streets
  • All foot traffic will be allowed to walk and drive to each business or home without limitations.

August 28 and 29 from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.

  • Walnut Street between Chestnut and Main Street
  • Eden Street between Walnut and 20 Eden Streets
  • Sudbury Street between Main and Harvard Streets
  • Maple terrace

August 30 and 31 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

  • Ernest A. Johnson tunnel between Salisbury and School streets

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