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