CLEARWATER — Principal photography of Dolphin Tale 2 wrapped late Tuesday but a few minor cinematic touches are slowing traffic today on Memorial Causeway.
Wednesday's delays are for aerial shots, taken from a helicopter, of the causeway and in particular one car traversing the span, according to David Yates, a Dolphin Tale 2 producer and CEO of the movie's primary location, Clearwater Marine Aquarium.
Traffic along the Memorial Causeway will be slowed from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Clearwater police said, suggesting the alternative route of Belleair Causeway to reach the beaches.
The most significant slowdowns are expected from 2 to 6:30 p.m., and motorists trying to get from downtown to Clearwater Beach, or vice versa, should expect delays. Traffic on beach roads and on Court Street also may be affected.
Yates said aerial shots of Dunedin Causeway are also planned Wednesday but no traffic delays are expected.
— Steve Persall, Times movie critic