Movie filming to cause intermittent Downtown Baton Rouge street closures today, I-110 ramp closure tonight

Movie filming to cause intermittent Downtown Baton Rouge street closures today, I-110 ramp closure tonight
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POSTED: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 1:50pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 2:33pm

Baton Rouge City Police plan to close several downtown streets to traffic intermittently and restrict parking today for the filming of the movie “Left Behind.”

This evening, the filming will require a ramp closure at the Florida Boulevard exit ramp off Interstate 110 at approximately 8:00 p.m.

“Left Behind” is based on the best-selling Christian novels about life after the Rapture. Filming began with Oscar winner Nicolas Cage on August 5 and will continue to shoot around East Baton Rouge Parish over the next four weeks.

The filming this afternoon is scheduled to occur downtown on Third Street between North Boulevard and Convention Street from approximately until 7:00 p.m.

During the filming, there will be Intermittent Traffic Control in those areas from approximately until 7:00 p.m. (The impacted streets will remain open for the day, but traffic will be halted temporarily while the cameras are rolling.)

No Parking Areas:
The following blocks are reserved all day for the film production and will have restricted parking.
100-200 blocks of North 3rd St.
300 Block of Convention St.
100 Block of Lafayette St.

There will be a ramp closure at the Florida Street exit ramp off northbound Interstate 110 at approximately 8:00 p.m. tonight. In addition there will be Intermittent Traffic Control on North 10th Street between Convention and Laurel streets. 

To ensure safety and to monitor traffic control, the Baton Rouge Police Department will be on site with the production throughout the entire day of filming.

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