May 8, 2013

More Information:
For Media Only: Helene Snihur (585-274-1057, hsnihur@esm.rochester.edu)

Street Closures on Thursday, May 9

UPDATE: Due to the rain delay this morning, filming has been extended to approximately 7-8 pm this evening.

To the Eastman Community:

Filming of the The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is returning to the Eastman area Thursday May 9th, from 8 a.m to 5 p.m., and both Main Street and East Avenue will be closed to traffic west of Scio Street. I have attached a PDF of the closure areas for your information.

Street Closings

Main Street will close from South Avenue to Scio Street, and East Avenue will close from Main Street to Scio Street; Gibbs Street between Main and East Avenue will also be closed. There will be no street parking in these locations.

Chestnut Street will be closed intermittently, and we expect that the closings will be brief—no more than 10 minutes at a time.

Scio Street will remain open to traffic. The East End Garage will be accessible from Scio Street and will be open the entire day.

Map of Street Closings

Red Line Bus

We have coordinated bus service logistics with the University’s Transportation Department. The Red Line bus will be rerouted to use Chestnut Street, but pick-up and drop off locations and times will remain the same. We have another bus on stand-by that can be added to the Red Line loop if we run into delays.

Safety and Security

Throughout the day, we will have officers from the Rochester Police Department on site to assist in traffic and pedestrian control, as well as University of Rochester security and other coverage provided by Eastman administrative departments. Rest assured that everyone will work together to ensure that students, faculty, and staff can access the Eastman School of Music’s facilities in a safe and efficient manner.

Concerts and Performance Hall Access

Please note that we expect film crews to be done by 5 pm, in time for the evening’s Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra concert.

Remember: Stay Safe and Be Informed

While the filming is sure to provide some additional excitement to our Eastman campus, it’s important that we keep safety and security a priority.

Please be aware that traffic patterns during filming are intermittently being disrupted. It may take you a bit longer this week to get to and from the Eastman campus. You may want to allow yourself a little extra travel time.

While shooting is underway, detailed road closure information, including maps, will be posted on the City of Rochester’s website. The website also has helpful a helpful set of FAQs.

You can get information and updates on Twitter by following @cityrochesterny and using #SpideyRoc, or like the City on Facebook at facebook.com/cityofrochesterny.

If there are any questions or concerns please let me know.

Best regards,

Michele Gibson

Senior Associate Dean for Administration and Finance

Eastman School of Music

University of Rochester

26 Gibbs Street

Rochester, NY 14604