From 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Red Top Mountain Road will be blocked off to motorists between Interstate 75 and Joe Frank Harris Parkway in Emerson. The closure will enable the pilot to film driving scenes on this stretch of road.
The Georgia Department of Transportation said in a release that a detour off Red Top Mountain Connector was scheduled for Thursday to accommodate filming.
The portion of Red Top Mountain Road between Old Alabama Road and Joe Frank Harris Parkway will be closed on Thursday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., and traffic will be detoured onto U.S. 41/Joe Frank Harris Parkway, the GDOT release stated. Emerson Police Department will help guide traffic and signs will be placed along the detour route to help motorists navigate around the closed portion of the road. This filming operation and the road closure it necessitate are weather permitting and subject to change.
Georgia is one of the top 5 production destinations in the country. The direct economic benefits of film production in the state came to nearly $3.1 billion in 2012. In addition to providing over 25,000 jobs, the movie and TV industry positively impacted thousands of businesses, from hotels, restaurants, grocery stores and rental car companies to hardware stores, lumber yards, garden nurseries, heavy equipment rentals and office supply companies.
Georgia DOT urges travelers to call 511 for updated information about this or any other construction project on interstates and state routes. Georgia 511 is a free phone service that provides real-time traffic and travel information statewide, such as traffic conditions, incidents, lane closures, and delays due to inclement weather. More information is available at www.511ga.org. For more information on Georgia DOT, visit www.dot.ga.gov.