West Seattle traffic alert: “Rolling slowdowns” for film crew

From SDOT:

Drivers may encounter congestion on the West Seattle Bridge on Thursday, April 22, while a film crew works from noon to 3 p.m. and again from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. There will be “rolling slowdowns” on the bridge from First Avenue South to Southwest Avalon Way in both the eastbound and westbound directions.

Filming is also scheduled Thursday for the Alaskan Way Viaduct from East Marginal Way South to the Western Avenue off-ramp, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. The filming will affect only northbound traffic on the viaduct.

13 Replies to "West Seattle traffic alert: "Rolling slowdowns" for film crew"

  • RobertSeattle April 20, 2010 (2:05 pm)

    A film that is actually being shot in Seattle instead of in Vancouver, BC! Cool!

  • Twiggie April 20, 2010 (2:55 pm)

    Do we know what type of film yet?

  • Mr. Matt April 20, 2010 (2:56 pm)

    Anybody know what flick this is for?

    (edit: I’m 1 minute slower than Twiggie :P )

    • WSB April 20, 2010 (3:05 pm)

      SDOT says it doesn’t know, was just asked to issue the advisory, so we’re still looking – TR

  • toddinwestwood April 20, 2010 (2:57 pm)

    Another instalment of America’s Worst Driver?


  • ljd April 20, 2010 (3:14 pm)

    Probably just a car commercial. Seattle is a really popular place to film them. I have noticed our city in Honda, VW, and Toyota commercials.

  • Bender April 20, 2010 (3:22 pm)

    Maybe it’s an adult film.

  • JD April 20, 2010 (3:26 pm)

    We can only hope Bender

  • moxilot April 20, 2010 (3:53 pm)

    I believe it’s something for a channel based in Japan, of all things. Ichiro and some other really big Japanese tv stars will be shooting on/by the bridge and a few other places. Film production in Seattle is going pretty crazy right now.

  • WSB April 20, 2010 (3:55 pm)

    Following an info-trail with the help of our citywide-news partners at the Seattle Times, we’re 90% sure it’s this miniseries for Japanese TV:
    Working on official confirmation.
    (edit – I didn’t see Moxilot’s comment before hitting “publish” on this one.)

  • Mayes April 20, 2010 (4:21 pm)

    Hooray for those WSU communication reporting skills!

  • dsa April 20, 2010 (5:36 pm)

    I’d love to see the finished miniseries with subtitles. It may not play in other regions, but it could here for historic reasons.

  • dawsonct April 21, 2010 (9:01 am)

    I’m holding out for a remake of McQ.

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