“Batman” Filming Moves Back Downtown

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — It’s lights, camera, action once again in downtown Pittsburgh today as filming on “The Dark Knight Rises” continues.

The action is expected to heat up where crews have been digging a big hole on Cherry Way, and that means more road closures for local drivers.

The latest closures include Cherry Way from Fifth Avenue to the Boulevard of the Allies, as well as Forbes Avenue from Grant Street to Smithfield Street.

Also closed is 4th Avenue from Grant Street to Smithfield Street, and 3rd Avenue from Cherry Way to Smithfield Street.

As usual, there will be limited access to sidewalks during filming.

There will also be intermittent traffic control today on 3rd Avenue from Grant Street to Cherry Way, and on Cherry Way from 3rd Avenue to the Boulevard of the Allies.

The Primanti Bros. on Cherry Way is closed today too.

Local businesses have been asked to shut off their smoke alarms so that the action, which is expected to include explosions and gunfire, doesn’t set them off.

KDKA’s Ross Guidotti reported this morning that the 16 by 18 foot hole was found not to be big enough, so crews had to make it bigger.

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  • Herb Tarlick

    Now that KDKA radio has dropped so low in the latest ratings, how soon will Marty, Mangino and Mike get tossed out for talk host who have read something more intellectual than the newspaper?

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