Parts of downtown blocked off for movie set

Movie starts filming in downtown Asheville in front of BB&T building; vehicles and pedestrians are advised to avoid College and (closed off) Patton.
Movie starts filming in downtown Asheville in front of BB&T building; vehicles and pedestrians are advised to avoid College and (closed off) Patton.

Driving to work this morning, Ashevilleans may want to consider another route. Detours, blockades, Asheville police and hoards of movie-set-workers are swarming around the BB&T building, blocking off most of Biltmore and the east end of Patton.

Detours suggest traffic continue down Oak/Woodfin Street, which is probably the better option — rather than trying to navigate closed lanes and slowed vehicles on College Street this morning.

At the moment, pedestrians are advised to walk down College (on the north side of Vance Monument), as film crews are angling cameras down Biltmore. Those trying to cross that intersection will be told to wait on the steps of Asheville Art Museum (and divert cameras from the movie set).

From the Asheville Citizen-Times

By Carol Motsinger:

Road Closures For Tuesday:

• 6 a.m.-10 a.m. Broadway/Biltmore Avenue from College to Eagle streets; Patton Avenue to Market Street and Pack Square.

• 9 a.m.-1 p.m. plaza in front of Buncombe County Courthouse.

• 5-9 p.m. College Street from Broadway to Lexington, as well as intermittent traffic control on Patton Avenue from Lexington to Biltmore avenues.

For Wednesday:

• 6 a.m.-1 p.m. Pack Square from Biltmore Avenue to Market Street.
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One thought on “Parts of downtown blocked off for movie set

  1. Unaffiliated Voter

    just ONE of the benefits of Hollywood incentives from NC taxpayers, right ???
    sheesh…stop it already!

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