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Poughkeepsie…The Dutchess County Department of Public Works (DPW) has announced a section of West Dover Road (County Route 20), located in the Towns of Dover and Pawling, will be closed September 6th through October 23rd, 2017 for the production of a Paramount Pictures feature film.
A quarter-mile section of West Dover Road near Blackberry Road will be closed and a detour has been posted, redirecting traffic over Route 22 via Pleasant Ridge Road and River Road. Residents will have full access to their properties throughout the production. Emergency services and local school districts have been notified of the closure to ensure emergency services and school bus transportation is accessible.
Numerous film and television show productions have occurred in Dutchess County, as the area continues to attract attention for its scenic beauty, easy proximity to New York City and abundant local talent and resources. To date in 2017, there have been 10 film projects in Dutchess County with each production infusing local communities with spending dollars – engaging local businesses for construction of structures and sets, painting, catering, tents, cleaning, security, and much more. The productions are also hiring local workers as site managers, camera crews, production assistants and talent.
For questions regarding the road closure, please contact the Dutchess County Department of Public Works at (845) 486-2925. For questions regarding the film, contact Mary Kay Vrba, President of Dutchess Tourism at (845) 463-4000.