Movie gridlock in Cleveland looks like a wrap

CLEVELAND (AP) — 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.

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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