There will be a film shoot in Albany next week -- and a bunch of road closures and detours

albany film shoot detours 2018-July

Some of the road closures and detours.

A film production crew will be in Albany next week and its work will be prompting various road closures and detours Monday through Saturday each day. The three areas that that will be affected:

+ The Clinton Ave ramp and Water Street near Broadway. (OGS also says its Water Street "A" lot will be unavailable for permit parking Monday-Friday.)

+ Montgomery Street and Colonie Street near Erie Boulevard and the Central Warehouse

+ North Lake Ave between Clinton Ave and Washington Ave, with temporary closures of Central Ave.

The full list -- and it's a long one -- is below.

ABC Studios is behind the film shoot. The Central Ave BID posted a few details this week about the production, which it says is for a TV show called "Crime". It's very possible that a placeholder title for something else. "Crime" has been the working title for The Punisher, according to IMDB, the Netflix show based on the Marvel comic that's produced by ABC.

And about the Saturday work on North Lake near Central Ave:

The scene includes a gunfight action sequence with stunts, car chase, and simulated gunfire. This is NOT a real fight--it is a scene for a TV show. Albany Police Officers will be supervising and assisting us with our work to ensure everyone's' safety.

Here's that list of road closures...

From a city of Albany press release.

ALBANY, NY - Crews will be on site in the City of Albany for film production beginning Monday July 16, 2018 continuing through Saturday July 21, 2018. Road closures and detours will be in place each day. The following is a list of road closures and associated detours. Access to businesses will be maintained through a signed detour that will divert traffic around the closures. The Albany Police Department will have officers stationed at key locations to assist traffic through intersections during the morning and evening drive times. If additional traffic control assistance is needed at other times of the day, officers may be deployed to assist traffic through the detour.

Monday July 16, 2016 starting at 6 am continuing until Saturday July 21, 2018 at 7 pm or until completion


Road closure
Clinton Avenue ramp from Water Street to Broadway

+ On Monday only a signed detour will be in place diverting traffic that uses this ramp north on Quay Street to Water Street, then left on Water Street to Orange Street, right on Orange Street to Broadway then right on Broadway back to the intersection of Broadway and Clinton Ave. This detour will be taken down and replaced by a road closure and detour described below starting Tuesday July 17, 2018
+ See attached aerial map for Monday's closure and Detour

Tuesday July 17, 2018 starting at 7 pm and continuing until Saturday July 21, 2018 at approximately 11:30 pm

+ Clinton Avenue Ramp from Water Street to Broadway
+ Colonie Street Ramp from I787 southbound
+ Water Street from N. Ferry Street to Colonie Street
+ Water Street from Colonie Street to Orange Street
+ Livingston Avenue from Centre Street to Water Street

+ Colonie Street Ramp from I787 Southbound motorists will be directed to stay on I787 south to the Clinton Avenue exit to Broadway, then left onto Broadway to Orange Street, then right onto Water Street (to their destination in downtown) or continue south on Water Street to the Broadway/Quay Connector intersection, left onto Broadway/Quay Connector to Quay Street, left onto Quay Street north to the intersection of Colonie St & Water St.
+ Southbound Erie Boulevard traffic will be directed to turn left onto N. Ferry Street to Water Street then right on Water Street to Colonie Street then right onto Colonie Street to follow the posted detour northbound on Erie Boulevard.

+ If continuing to the Warehouse District or business on Erie Boulevard:
++ Continue west on Colonie Street to Erie Boulevard, then right onto Erie Boulevard to your destination

+ If your destination is one of the NYS Parking lots under I787
++ Follow the detour for the Colonie St./Water St. ramp closure to the intersection of Colonie Street & Water Street. Continue west on Colonie Street to Centre Street/Erie Boulevard, then left onto Centre Street to the parking lot destination

+ Motorists normally exiting the parking lots or businesses on Centre Street or Erie Boulevard will need to follow the detour to access I787 north or south or to the NYS Thruway:
++ From the Colonie Street/Erie Boulevard/Centre Street intersection, head north on Erie Boulevard to Erie Street, then left onto Erie Street to Broadway, right onto Broadway to the I787 North/South entrance ramp in the Village of Menands.

+ Trucks and buses will need to follow the signed detour at all times due to two low bridges posted at 12'3" on Broadway and 10'8" on N. Pearl Street. The signed detour clears both of these low bridges to the various destinations.

+ See attached aerial map detailing these closures and detours



Friday July 20, 2018 noon until 9 pm


+ Montgomery Street between N. Lawrence Street and Colonie Street

+ Colonie Street between Centre Street and Montgomery Street

These roadways will be closed without a detour for the duration of the work

Saturday July 21, 2018 6 am until 9 pm


+ N. Lake Avenue Between Clinton Avenue and Washington Avenue
+ Roadways accessing N. Lake Avenue between Clinton Avenue and Washington Avenue

Details including parking prohibitions
+ N. Lake Avenue will be closed between Clinton Avenue and Washington Avenue
+ Parking will be prohibited on both the east and west sides of N. Lake Avenue between First Street and Washington Avenue
+ Parking will also be prohibited on Clinton Avenue, both north and south sides from N Lake Avenue east and west 10 spaces on each side
+ All roadways that intersect will N. Lake Avenue will be closed at either Robin Street and/or Quail Street. These roadways will also be closed at N. Lake Avenue intersections. Residents will have access at all times to their homes but will need to enter and exit at either Quail Street or Robin Street.

+ Local detour will not be established but motorists should use either Quail Street or Robin Street as a northbound or southbound detour around this closure
+ Central Ave (NY RT 5) traffic will experience temporary road closures during the active filming. Closures will be made by marked Albany Police vehicles assigned to the detail. Once the active filming is stopped, Central Ave. eastbound and west bound traffic will be released to normal operation. It is anticipated that there will be multiple traffic stoppages on Central Avenue during the work hours.

"During the week should change to the plan become necessary due to the production schedule, updated information will be provided as soon as it becomes available."


Good. Can we use the fees they pay to fix some potholes?

1) I assume by "june" you mean July above

2) wow. that N lake thing is nuts. I'm thinking car chase....

Editors: Yep on the date. Fixed. Thank you.

Yo I cant believe they're filming the punisher season 2 in Albany

The Punisher takes place in NYC. Obviously they chose this location because it looks so much like much of NYC, but it is much cheaper to shoot here than in Brooklyn. They must have gotten a good deal.

Right next to that decrepit warehouse on Water St, it's a bunch of run down industry, parking lots and highway overpasses. Literally the crappiest looking part of Albany. Perfect for The Punisher.

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